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Verb: reach out  ,reech'awt
  1. Move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
    "Government reaches out to the people";
    - reach
  2. Reach outward in space
    "The awning reaches out several feet over the pavement";
    - extend, poke out
  3. Attempt to communicate
    "I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me"

Derived forms: reaches out, reached out, reaching out

See also: reach

Type of: be, interact, move