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English verb: reach out

1. reach out (contact) move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense


SamplesGovernment reaches out to the people.


Synonymsreach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

2. reach out (stative) reach outward in space


SamplesThe awning extends several feet over the sidewalk.


Synonymsextend, poke out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

3. reach out (communication) attempt to communicate


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interact


Narrower (hyponym)draw out









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