COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a convoy reaches sth
▪ When is the convoy expected to reach its destination?
a population reaches
▪ Nigeria 's population will reach 532 million in the middle of this century.
achieve/attain/reach your goal
▪ She has worked hard to achieve her goal of a job in the medical profession.
▪ They’re hoping to reach their goal of raising £10,000 for charity.
achieve/fulfil/reach/realize your potential (=succeed as much as you have the potential to succeed)
▪ A lot of athletes find it difficult to achieve their potential.
achieve/reach a level
▪ China’s imports of wheat reached record levels.
approach/reach/go into etc double figures
▪ The death toll is thought to have reached double figures.
be through to/reach the final
▪ He’s through to the men’s tennis final for the first time.
come to/arrive at/reach a conclusion (=decide something)
▪ I eventually came to the conclusion that I wanted to study law.
come to/bring to/reach fruition
▪ His proposals only came to fruition after the war.
▪ Many people have worked together to bring this scheme to fruition.
come to/reach a dead end
▪ The negotiations have reached a dead end.
come/get/reach etc home (=arrive at your home)
▪ It was midnight by the time we got home.
▪ What time are you coming home?
establish/reach a diagnosis
▪ It is important to establish the diagnosis and begin treatment quickly.
fall to/hit/reach etc a new low (=be worth less than ever before)
▪ The euro has fallen to a new low against the dollar.
get to/reach the end of sth
▪ The 40 year-old power station has now reached the end of its operating life.
get to/reach/live to a particular age
▪ One in three children die before they reach the age of 5.
▪ The number of people living to to the age of 80 has doubled in the last fifty years.
grow to/reach a length of 2 metres/8 feet etc
▪ A blue whale can reach a length of 100 feet.
meet/reach a standard
▪ Many food businesses fail to meet basic standards of hygiene.
reach a climax
▪ The film reaches its climax in the final scene.
reach a compromise
▪ After a bitter political fight, a compromise was finally reached.
reach a consensus (also arrive at a consensus)
▪ The committee found that it was unable to reach a consensus.
reach a maximum
▪ These sheep reach a maximum of 70 kg at adulthood.
reach a peak (also hit a peakinformal)
▪ The traffic reaches a peak between 5 and 6 pm.
▪ The company’s stock hit a peak of about $23.
reach a point
▪ Some couples reach a point where divorce is the only solution.
reach a position
▪ It has taken two years to reach the position we are now in.
reach a settlement
▪ The companies reached a settlement in March.
reach a speed
▪ The trains will reach speeds of 140 mph.
reach an audience
▪ For an advertiser who wants to reach a large audience, television news easily surpasses other news media.
reach double/six etc figures (=be 10 or more/100,000 or more etc)
▪ The death toll in the region has reached five figures.
reach epidemic etc proportions
▪ Alcohol abuse has reached epidemic proportions in this country.
reach into your pocket (=put your hand into your pocket to find something)
▪ "Do you want a cigarette?" he asked, reaching into his pocket.
reach its zenith/be at its zenith
▪ The Roman Empire reached its zenith around the year 100.
reach middle age (=be middle-aged)
▪ You need to start saving for retirement before you reach middle age.
▪ Fourteen is a fairly normal age for a girl to reach puberty.
reach/achieve/hit a target (=meet it)
▪ They achieved their target with just days to spare.
reach/arrive at a verdict (=agree on a decision)
▪ The jury failed to reach a verdict.
reach/arrive at your destination (also get to your destinationinformal)
▪ It had taken us 6 hours to reach our destination.
▪ He had barely reached manhood when he married.
reach/be at the top of your profession
▪ He was a very highly respected man, at the top of his profession.
reach/come to an agreement (also conclude an agreementformal)
▪ It took the two sides several weeks to reach an agreement.
▪ The two sides failed to come to an agreement.
reach/come to/arrive at a decision (=make a decision after a lot of thought)
▪ We hope they will reach their decision as soon as possible.
reach/come to/grow to maturity
▪ These insects reach full maturity after a few weeks.
reached a crescendo
▪ The curtains opened as the music reached a crescendo.
▪ The talks have reached a complete deadlock.
reached boiling point
▪ Relations between the two countries have almost reached boiling point.
reached fever pitch
▪ After a night of rioting, tensions in the city reached fever pitch.
reached its crescendo
▪ The campaign reached its crescendo in the week of the election.
reached saturation point
▪ The number of summer tourists in the area has reached saturation point.
reached the dizzy heights of
▪ Naomi had reached the dizzy heights of manageress.
reached the pinnacle
▪ She had reached the pinnacle of her political career.
▪ We reached an accommodation between both parties.
▪ Negotiations seemed to have reached an impasse.
▪ The treatment of diabetes reached a significant milestone in the 1970s.
▪ By 1932, the depression had reached its nadir.
reached...pitch (=become so strong)
▪ The controversy reached such a pitch that the paper devoted a whole page to it.
▪ The speedboat reached a velocity of 120 mph.
reach/get to a stage
▪ We have reached the stage where no-one is safe to walk our streets at night.
reach/meet an objective (=achieve an objective)
▪ We need to control spending in order to meet our financial objectives.
reach/strike a deal (=agree a deal after a lot of discussions)
▪ The US and North Korea reached a deal about North Korea's nuclear development program.
rise to/achieve/reach a rank (also attain a rankformal)
▪ He rose to the rank of colonel.
rise to/reach etc ... heights
▪ He reached the dizzy heights of the national finals.
the far/furthest/vast reaches of space (=the far, furthest etc areas of space)
▪ Light takes time to travel across the vast reaches of space.
the jury reaches/arrives at a verdict (=decides if someone is guilty or not guilty)
▪ Has the jury reached a verdict?
the upper/lower etc reaches of a river (=the upper, lower etc parts)
▪ We sailed down the lower reaches of the river.
▪ the upper reaches of the Nile
within easy reach of (=close to)
▪ We live within easy reach of the shops.
within easy reach (=close to)
▪ The station is within easy reach of the town centre.
within reach (=close enough to touch)
▪ Adjust the driver’s seat so that all the controls are within reach.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Death reached down and took a handful of sand.
▪ He reached down and opened the thought-drawer.
▪ With that, he reached down to grab up her suitcases.
▪ Turning his face aside, he reached down and in.
▪ Stephen reached down to his belt for the grenades.
▪ The General reached down and took the little bouquet.
▪ She shook her head no and reached down to take off her shoes.
▪ She reached out to touch the surface, aware of a chill that seemed to have settled around her.
▪ He reached out wildly, trying to grasp the creature, but it had moved away.
▪ Left fielder Mark Whiten reached out and poked a tailing fastball over the left-field wall in the second.
▪ Something about the angle of his shoulders made her want to reach out to him.
▪ Instead, political interest groups reach out directly, using computerized mailing lists and modems in addition to the old-fashioned campaign techniques.
▪ I felt an unusual twinge of pity for him and reached out and clasped one of his hands in mine.
▪ They reach out for some of the techniques as a panacea for ills that run far deeper.
▪ He reached over to touch my wrist, and his look was tender.
▪ He reached over the console and wiped some of the grime off the viewport.
▪ She sat up and reached over for a nacho on the table next to Cyril.
▪ Repeat to your left. Reach over to your left side, curving from your right arm.
▪ He reached over into aii ashtray and took out a fat joint.
▪ It was very nearly respectable, reaching over half way down her thighs.
▪ She reached over now and touched his cold rigid hand.
▪ In less than a year I would reach retirement age and I had nothing to fall back on.
▪ Male albatrosses are so faithful to their single wives that virtually every male that reaches the right age will breed.
▪ Still, he has reached the age when he must think of retirement.
▪ By the 1890s civil servants had become obliged to retire on reaching pensionable age.
▪ Illness eventually caught up with Alan, but not until he had reached the age of 79.
▪ Infant mortality is phenomenally high, and many children die before they reach six years of age.
▪ In some countries as many as one child in three dies before reaching the age of five.
▪ We shall never succeed in reaching an agreement on how far back we must go.
▪ Barneys said the two parties could not reach agreement on financing, royalties, equity and trade name issues.
▪ On Dec. 31 the government and Solidarity reached agreement on ending the strike.
▪ Critics and supporters alike acknowledge that it could take years to reach even a narrow agreement.
▪ It reached agreement over a number of issues including selection procedure and the team's uniform, flag and song.
▪ While the airline has slashed costs in many areas, it so far has failed to reach cost-cutting labor agreements.
▪ During their talks Qian and Alatas reached agreements on the remaining stumbling blocks to normalization.
▪ Platt and Brooks reached an agreement with the filmmakers by telephone, then flew to Dallas to meet them.
▪ As for smoking, we reached a compromise.
▪ Within a few months, they made the triumphant proclamation that they had reached a compromise all sides could live with.
▪ Eventually I reach the same old compromise.
▪ Republicans said they see little chance of reaching a compromise this year.
▪ It's hoping to meet the shopkeepers and reach a compromise.
▪ How hard after all these decades to reach out and compromise.
▪ Luckily the timely intervention of Trevor Proby's left boot into my right ear quickened everyone's resolve to reach a compromise.
▪ Failure to reach compromises on spending in 1995 and 1996 triggered two partial government shutdowns.
▪ Part of this process requires the team to reach conclusions as to how the corporate centre will relate to the operating businesses.
▪ Yet epidemiologists in many countries have independently evaluated possible methods of transmission and have reached the same conclusions.
▪ Therefore, a tribunal or inferior court acts ultravires if it reaches its conclusion on a basis erroneous under the general law.
▪ The seemingly interminable day was finally reaching its dark conclusion.
▪ There was nothing about how the pathologist had reached the conclusion that death had taken place some time between 1974 and 1977.
▪ Apparently, many of you already driving 528s reached the same conclusion.
▪ However as a story it reaches no conclusion.
▪ Many of you might reach the same conclusion about your whole organization.
▪ At least five local law societies found it difficult to reach a consensus amongst their members on the matter.
▪ After discussing several alternatives, the team reaches consensus on a plan of action.
▪ Most decisions are reached by general consensus with a minimum of formal voting. 7.
▪ Various group decision-making methods can be used to reach consensus.
▪ Our impressions are of a team in which decisions are reached by consensus and with the minimum of tension.
▪ The group itself must get together and reach such decisions by consensus.
▪ All agreements are reached by consensus.
▪ In general local law societies disagreed with the question, although they found it difficult to reach a consensus on the issue.
▪ Faced with the same situation, not all scientists will reach the same decision or adopt the same strategy.
▪ Regulators are scheduled to reach a decision by Feb. 18 on whether they will accept the banks' merger applications.
▪ Only on one count, against Powell, was the jury unable to reach a decision and a mistrial declared.
▪ This at once enhances the contribution which the court or parents can make towards reaching the best possible decision in all the circumstances.
▪ The no difference thesis is about what happens if authorities reach the right decision.
▪ But he rose from his sick-bed to be on hand when the committee reached their expected decision.
▪ I shall take careful account of all aspects of the application before reaching a decision.
▪ The missed approach is commenced immediately on reaching decision height, if visual contact has not been made at this point.
▪ When he reached the end of the street, Scott turned and looked back towards the house.
▪ The village sat on a shoreline as if it had reached the end of something and could go no further.
▪ When the tone stopped you had reached the end of the line - and that indicated the ferret's position.
▪ Press Home Home down arrow to reach the end of the document. 2.
▪ Helicopters circled overhead as the caravan finally reached the end of its historic journey.
▪ By the time you reach the end you have forgotten in what age you began it!
▪ They may originate above the clouds, but they reach us in the end.
▪ Parry, 23, has twice reached the national quarter finals, losing each time to the legendary John Lyon.
▪ He left Kansas a year before the Jayhawks reached the Final Four.
▪ Jackman, a 20-year-old from Norfolk, has reached four major finals since joining the world tour in August 1991.
▪ For every athlete who reaches the County finals, it is a potential stepping stone to the National Championships.
▪ I mean, the Seattle SuperSonics reached the Western Conference final in 1987 despite their 39-43 regular-season record.
▪ Parker, after all, had been a key figure in helping Forest reach four Wembley finals over the previous three seasons.
▪ Negotiators in Geneva reached their final agreement just hours before the midnight deadline.
▪ Many people who try to set themselves goals and call them objectives think they have failed when they don't reach them.
▪ There are strong differences on how to reach their shared goal.
▪ The Date Achieved is filled in only after you have reached your goal.
▪ These are the practical, day-by-day steps that we take to reach our goals.
▪ A lot of them failed to reach that desirable goal.
▪ Most of my clients quit well before reaching their goal weight.
▪ Mobility therefore relates to people's ability to move and to reach desired goals.
▪ How many people who walk in the door reach their goal weight and keep it off?
▪ How do we reach an acceptable level of data security?
▪ Now they own an international distribution company and have reached the highest levels of achievement in our business.
▪ As the winding current is increased, however, the flux density in the iron eventually reaches its saturation level.
▪ When the leaves have reached the water level they wind about below the surface and become dense tangles.
▪ With computer analysis it can also reach a far higher level of sophistication than can be achieved by hand methods.
▪ Small wonder it is so nourished by the time it reaches the national level.
▪ But if there is a significant improvement then the programme can be continued until the problem reaches an acceptable level.
▪ They were a special reward based on reaching various outstanding levels of performance.
▪ I reckon also I've reached the limit.
▪ As cognitive development reaches an upper limit with full attainment of formal operations, so too does affective development.
▪ Your tank has certainly reached its limits now, and some of the fish have yet to reach their full potential.
▪ Evidently he has reached the limit of his imagination, for at this point he reverts from words to breathing.
▪ Mercury will then let customers know when they have reached that limit, so that users can choose whether or not to make further calls.
▪ I stumbled out of town with barely enough strength to reach the city limits.
▪ It would create unfair trading as some buyers may already have reached their 90-claim limit.
▪ Valerie and Mike were both reaching the limits of fear and frustration.
▪ Discs Formula: Madness quit without ever reaching a proper peak.
▪ Boukreev's last climb was a dangerous attempt to reach the peak of the 26,700-foot Mount Annapurna in the winter.
▪ I just think Tony Jacklin had reached his peak.
▪ My interest in debating reached a high peak at Duke.
▪ As it reaches its peak throw the second ball underneath it towards your left hand.
▪ The sages said they may be reaching their peak.
▪ It reached a peak as miners surged in against the riot shields.
▪ Every 13 weeks Beck receives 300 units of the botulinum toxin, which reaches peak effect in about five weeks.
▪ This is because joke after joke is tedious and people quickly reach saturation point.
▪ You reach a point of success.
▪ His life reached its lowest point in 1970.
▪ He has reached the point where he will not tolerate any further evidence of divided loyalties.
▪ But he knew he hadn't reached that point yet.
▪ The principal message conveyed by the leadership was that the Three Gorges project had reached the point of no return.
▪ They have reached a point in their drama when they need factual information, they want to get it right.
▪ This convinced him he had to reach the point where there was no turning back.
▪ Disney said yesterday it had reached a settlement with one group of contractors for an undisclosed sum.
▪ Mr Widmer said there seemed little hope of reaching a settlement before Caldaire turned to legal action.
▪ Seagram reached a similar settlement with Heublein on more clearly listed ingredients in January.
▪ At the head of the valley we reached a tiny settlement and stopped to ask the way.
▪ His agent, Scott Casterline, reached a settlement with the team that will save Brown one paycheck during his suspension.
▪ This deal was subsequently accepted in the other regions, which had hitherto failed to reach settlements.
▪ Mills and Raines reached a settlement in March, with Mills receiving half of the winnings.
▪ They've just reached the half way stage of the project but it's taken them five years to get this far.
▪ Growth companies have not reached the regal blue-chip stage and are trying to expand their business by reinvesting most of their profits.
▪ We have reached a sensitive stage in the operation.
▪ As I stood looking out at the crowd, I felt I had finally reached a new stage in my life.
▪ Single-cell protein production from non-photosynthetic organisms has also reached the stage of commercial availability, mainly as animal feed.
▪ The trouble can mount as the child reaches the stage when he is supposed to begin learning emotional ideas.
▪ The up-side is that you have reached a stage where you can make some decisions.
▪ By the time I reach the stage again, the audience is one with me.
▪ Cherwell Scientific Publishing Limited was founded in 1990 to distribute and publish carefully selected software which reaches this standard.
▪ They insist that virtually all of their students reach a high educational standard.
▪ Both bodies regularly inspect the homes and have powers to make sure that care and other conditions reach specified standards.
▪ Why work more industriously to reach the new standard?
▪ The young concert pianist had spent fewer hours reaching concert standard than he had spent achieving a mediocre amateur level.
▪ They never reached the standard of work evidenced by the Parthenon or the Erechtheion.
▪ Diplomas are awarded to candidates who reach a satisfactory standard in written examinations following nine months of coursework.
▪ Studies that reach a high standard can be submitted for publication.
▪ Once you reach your target weight, you can increase your intake up to a maximum of 70 grams a day.
▪ Executives are given head-count-reduction targets by their boards, and sometimes financial incentives are tied to reaching the targets.
▪ Offerton lost eight wickets in reaching the target.
▪ To get our bearings, first he has me shoot from a distance too great to reach my target.
▪ The danger is that the pressure to reach target leads you to exaggerate chargeable hours.
▪ If any sweat was lost in reaching this target it was not noticeable, and a six-wicket win was duly recorded.
▪ Yet in the 1980s Britain missed its chance to reach for those targets.
▪ Allow me to present the evidence and then reach your own verdict.
▪ Nor did he grant the plaintiffs' request to sequester the panel until they reach a verdict.
▪ It took the jury almost five hours to reach a majority verdict and acquit her on all three charges.
▪ The jury considered the matter for many days and have reached their verdict.
▪ However, on July 29, the same day the Reclamation panel reached its verdict, Otis could no longer contain himself.
▪ As in a hung jury - one that can not reach a verdict.
▪ To reach a verdict, only nine of 12 jurors had to agree.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be at/hit/reach rock bottom
▪ By four o'clock Melissa's spirits were at rock bottom.
get to/reach first base
▪ Compared to this little middle-aged lot, we didn't get to first base!
hit/reach rock bottom
▪ After we lost the contract, morale in the office reached rock bottom.
▪ Confidence in the city's police force has hit rock bottom.
▪ Joan Rivers reveals how she hit rock bottom and recovered in her autobiography.
▪ As a result, hotel values hit rock bottom in 1992&.
▪ At the time, I thought one had hit rock bottom.
▪ But this time he does seem to have hit rock bottom.
▪ Ogmore to Barry beach sport hit rock bottom.
▪ The 28-year-old mechanical engineer's fortunes took a dramatic twist midway through last season when his career hit rock bottom.
reach sb's ears
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ After you reach a certain age, nobody wants to hire you.
▪ Babies will put everything they can reach in their mouths.
▪ Can you reach the salt for me?
▪ Can you get that book down for me? I can't reach.
▪ China's economic output is likely to reach $13 trillion within the next few years.
▪ Gold prices have reached their lowest level in 15 years.
▪ Have you been able to reach Neil?
▪ Have you tried reaching her at home?
▪ Hurricane damage could reach billions of dollars.
▪ I can't reach the top shelf.
▪ I don't think these curtains will reach down to the floor.
▪ In winter, parts of Northern Canada can only be reached by plane.
▪ Inflation continued to rise, reaching a peak of 28%.
▪ It took more than three days to reach the top of the mountain.
▪ It took seven hours before we reached the border.
▪ It won't work - the ladder won't reach.
▪ Snow prevented workers from reaching the broken pipeline.
▪ Some letters are taking up to two weeks to reach their destination.
▪ Someone reached out and grabbed her arm.
▪ Temperatures are expected to reach the 80s and 90s.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After reaching the desired revs by using the foot throttle, the driver then pushes the centre button.
▪ At this point the panic reached its peak.
▪ Immersed in his thoughts, Kirov reached his small tailor's shop without realizing it.
▪ Lastly, Linda will have to work full-time or part-time for this retirement goal to be reached, Steinmetz said.
▪ The blankets lay to one side of the fire and she reached out for them.
▪ The door irised open and he reached inside, drawing out the tiny phial before the door closed up again.
▪ This means our mailings to advisers are far more likely to reach the person they are intended for.
▪ When he reached the age of reason, I confidently sent him forth to seek his fortune.II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ For racegoers there are no less than six racecourses within easy reach.
▪ Men fought with bottles and knives, and with guns within easy reach.
▪ Also within easy reach of many places of interest, including the new International Convention Centre.
▪ A short climb from the tarn leads to the ridge wall, the summit then being within easy reach on the left.
▪ The latter were concentrated quite markedly in Stratford and Forest Gate within easy reach of the main railway line into the city.
▪ The centre is ideally located within easy reach of many historical sites and venues for practical and outdoor activities.
▪ In a farther reach of the bay, the seafront lights came on.
▪ As the warm weather arrives in Yosemite, so do the people en masse, many from far reaches of the world.
▪ They distrusted predictions about the far reaches of the universe because it did not seem they could be tested by observation.
▪ Whose idea was it to set a haunted-house flick aboard a spaceship at the far reaches of the solar system?
▪ She was a thin, slender woman, somewhere in the further reaches of middle age.
▪ The further reach of State enterprise had been confirmed.
▪ I still feel Nestle's global reach gives it a defensive quality.
▪ But a string of acquisitions starting 12 years ago has boosted its global reach.
▪ Microprocessor control on this long reach mower keeps the hood floating over undulations.
▪ The one in the shirt was taller, with a longer reach, and his short blond hair stood up with sweat.
▪ The long reach of the gene knows no obvious boundaries.
▪ However, Oxford's longer reach, excellent rhythm and exceptional fitness could prove decisive in the predicted headwind.
▪ The game was nearly over, and as usual Fred was winning, despite his opponent's longer reach.
▪ The real power of most artillery lies in its long reach.
▪ Above, a steep rib requires a ridiculously long reach before an easy traverse leads back into the corner.
▪ Even in the outer reaches of the capital-Bexley, say-you are looking at £137,000.
▪ They explored the outer reaches of the farm and took long hikes up Talcott Mountain.
▪ Grayling in upper reaches, some pike around Darlington.
▪ Eventually, of course, you will want to go for the upper reaches of naval accomplishment: world domination.
▪ Men involved in the upper reaches of political life might not necessarily find in it an adequate protection.
▪ It singled out the upper reaches of primary schools for particular criticism.
▪ For a sixty-year-old man in the upper reaches of the legal profession, that was pathetic.
▪ And even the long dried out upper reaches of the Pang are flowing ... just ... but more is required.
▪ Certainly, he had abundant connections to the upper reaches of the company hierarchy.
▪ You are a small world of scientists surrounded by a vast and rapidly expanding reaches of barbarism.
▪ This is just like the sweep stroke where we extend the reach to apply more force.
▪ J., will extend its reach to more than four million subscribers.
▪ Another day he calls for a higher minimum wage, or praises a bill that would extend the reach of health insurance.
▪ Cardboard folders of stamps lay haphazardly within my reach.
▪ The real power of most artillery lies in its long reach.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a boxer with a long reach
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Grayling in upper reaches, some pike around Darlington.
▪ Its failing came in the inevitable shortfall between reach and grasp.
▪ Jaq doubted that even the most towering of storms could engulf the uppermost reaches of Vasilariov.
▪ The highest reaches of love and life depend on trust.
▪ The quality of diet is falling as the prices of meat and staple provisions rise beyond the reach of many poor residents.
▪ These shrimp live 3, 600 meters below the surface, far beyond the reach of sunlight.