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reach

2 noun
     
reach2
1 [singular,uncountable] the distance that you can stretch out your arm to touch something
out of/beyond (somebody's) reach
Keep chemicals out of the reach of children.
within reach (of somebody)
Keep a glass of water within reach.
2 [singular,uncountable]

within (easy) reach of something

close to a place:
The beach is within easy reach of the hotel.
3 the limit of someone's power or ability to do something
beyond the reach of somebody
He lives in Paraguay, well beyond the reach of the British authorities.
4

reaches

[plural]
a) the parts of a place that are furthest from the centre
the further/outer reaches of something
the further reaches of the jungle
b) the straight part of a river between two bends:
the upper reaches of the Nile
5

the higher/lower reaches of something

the high or low levels of an organization or system:
They lingered in the lower reaches of the Football League.

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