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REACH OUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reach out mean? 

REACH OUT (verb)
  The verb REACH OUT has 3 senses:

1. move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
2. reach outward in space
3. attempt to communicate

  Familiarity information: REACH OUT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REACH OUT (verb)


Sense 1reach out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

reach out; reach

Context example:

Government reaches out to the people

Hypernyms (to "reach out" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2reach out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach outward in space

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

poke out; reach out; extend

Context example:

The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

Hypernyms (to "reach out" is one way to...):

be (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3reach out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attempt to communicate

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me

Hypernyms (to "reach out" is one way to...):

interact (act together or towards others or with others)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reach out"):

draw out (cause to speak,)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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