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move within range

1. To move close enough within an area around someone or something to reach or be reached by them or it. We readied our guns as we moved within range of the elephant. Once he moves within range of the microphone, we'll be able to capture anything he says on tape. You have to move within range of the camera or it won't be able to focus on you properly.
2. To advance to a position that allows one to achieve or accomplish something. Following the massive success of our latest product, we should be moving within range of achieving our sales forecast for the entire year. Following a third consecutive debate victory, the candidate seems to have moved within range of winning this election.
See also: move, range, within

move within range

(of something) Go to within range (of something).
See also: move, range, within
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He added: "Sadly I couldn't make the most of some chances on the back nine." | Pat Perez moved within range of a second PGA Tour title by firing an eight-under 64 at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Coyle's men could have moved within range of the play-offs with a win against revitalised Derby - managed by Steve McClaren who, ironically, missed out on the Wigan job in the summer.
If the object isn't within range, you can activate a "find it" alert that will send a signal to your phone once you have moved within range. Another type of alarm will go off if the object is moved beyond a selected distance you set from the phone--laptop, tablet, attache, whatever you have attached the concealable sticker to.
COD ace Paul Lobley has enjoyed a hectic spell as the winter species moved within range of shore rods.
Every time Haye moved within range he backed off, despite a height and three-stone weight advantage.
As he moved within range, I instinctively placed a little tension on the bowstring.
More than ten guns and rocket launchers had moved within range of the Uzbek border town of Termez.
By noon, the enemy had moved within range, and Task Force Smith opened up with everything it had--rifles, machine guns, mortars, artillery.
Then the 15-pounder moved within range and scored 74.1 per cent of the UK record to win a Daiwa Strike Force X beachcasting rod.
Not many fish have moved within range of shore rods so far this winter , but they will if the seas remain rough.
Slowly, cautiously, the buck moved within range, and I settled on his vitals and released.