reach for

Definition of reach for

  1. 1 :  to move one's hand in order to get or touch (someone or something) She reached for the salt and pepper. He reached into his pocket for a dime.

  2. 2 :  to try hard to achieve or succeed at (something) Success won't come to you, you have to reach for it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to stretch out :  extend

    :  thrust

    :  to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (such as a hand) or an object

  1. :  a continuous stretch or expanse

    :  a straight portion of a stream or river

    :  the action or an act of reaching

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a brief usually trivial fact

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