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noun reach pronunciation in British English /riːtʃ/
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the distance within which you can touch something or pick it up by stretching out your hand, arm, leg etc
    within reach: Position the shelves so that the books are within reach of your desk.
    beyond/out of reach: I kicked the knife out of reach.
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    1. a.
      the distance that you travel to get somewhere
      within (easy) reach: The hotel is within easy reach of the town centre.
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  2. 2
    [singular] the amount of authority or influence that someone or something has
    within/beyond the reach of someone/something: Elizabeth now felt herself to be beyond the reach of the Catholic Church.

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