reach for the stars

Definition of reach for the stars

  1. :  to try to do something that is very difficult and impressive She always encouraged her children to reach for the stars.

Word by Word Definitions

reachplay
  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

starplay stars
  1. :  a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night

    :  a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions

    :  a waxing or waning fortune or fame

  1. :  to sprinkle or adorn with stars

    :  to mark with a star as being preeminent

    :  to mark with an asterisk

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a star

    :  of outstanding excellence :  preeminent


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