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come within range

To move close enough within an area to be seen, heard, or reached by something. When the lion came within range, we readied our guns. He never came within range of the microphone, so we weren't able to capture anything he was saying. You need to come within range, or the camera won't be able to focus on you properly.
See also: come, range, within
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come within range

(of something) Go to within range (of something).
See also: come, range, within
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Shoot the first man who comes within range of camp tonight."
Anyone who comes within range of the missing item who also has the app on their phone will trigger a notification lo my phone of the location of the missing item.
When an RFID tag comes within range, the reader's signal supplies the tag with the tiny bit of power required to activate it.
Of course, a role would have to be found for the beer-guzzling Nigel Farage, who could be the guy frantically playing the accordion as the mass scrap intensifies and a "sad and slightly mad" former prime minister Sir John Major behind the bar with Lord Chris Patten and Sir Michael Heseltine, all taking a swipe at the bonce of any Brexit supporter that comes within range, particularly one with a mop of dishevelled blond hair that looks like a dilapidated paintbrush.
For that reason, when a deer comes within range, it doesn't automatically mean you'll get a shot.
If a Tile-tagged article goes walkies, mark it as missing in the app and if another Tile comes within range of your lost bag/bike/bass guitar it sends an alert to that Tiler's phone, and to yours.
This way 90 percent of the Pantone color book comes within range. Digital varnish or a third extra spot color are possibilities for the other print positions.
The waterway is 34 km wide at its narrowest point, and as it sails through the Gulf, the aircraft carrier comes within range of the Iranian coastal missile defence system.
If one comes within range of our treestand, we'll take a poke at it; but few of us deliberately seek them out.
When the XSR comes within range of an enemy ship, the machine gun emerges from the forward hull and is trained on the target using a remote controlled system from the cockpit.
SINCE NOVEMBER 2005, artist Ai Weiwei has maintained a blog devoted to political commentary and art-world documentation, his entries driven by serial streams of photographs that not only represent but also enact--and even help negotiate, via the seduction, intimidation, and matter-of-factness of the camera--the encounters, formalities, distances, and intimacies with whomever or whatever comes within range of Ai's critical regard.
The interface scans for available Verizon Wi-Fi hotspots and pops up an icon when one comes within range. Clicking on the icon starts the connection process.
When a tom comes within range, always try to time your draw when the turkey is strutting away from you.
You also get an easy set-up wizard and automatic network detection when your computer comes within range (something that's relatively new to other products).