HyperDic: reach_out

English > 3 senses of the expression reach out:
VERBcontactreach out, reachmove forward or upward in order to touch
stativereach out, extend, poke outreach outward in space
communicationreach outattempt to communicate
English > reach out: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningMove forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymreach
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
English > reach out: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningreach outward in space.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsextend, poke out
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
See alsoreachto extend as far as
Spanishsobresalir
English > reach out: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningattempt to communicate.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me"
Narrowerdraw outCause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
See alsoreachmove forward or upward in order to touch

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict