English version

reach out to somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreach out to somebody phrasal verbto show people that you are interested in them and want to listen to them So far, his administration has failed to reach out to hard line Republicans. reach→ See Verb table
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reach out to How does Dole reach out to a rival who has no reason to quit?It was as though an aura of something evil was present, reaching out to him.I winced at this intimacy, but I realized at the same time that he was reaching out to me.One might reach out to other affinities.
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Verb table
reach
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyreach
he, she, itreaches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyreached
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave reached
he, she, ithas reached
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad reached
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill reach
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have reached
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reaching
he, she, itis reaching
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you, we, theyare reaching
Past
I, he, she, itwas reaching
you, we, theywere reaching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reaching
he, she, ithas been reaching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reaching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reaching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reaching
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