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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.


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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