out of range


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out of range

1. At a distance at which someone or something cannot be seen, heard, or touched. The bears can be particularly hostile during this time of year, so we must remain out of range. Be sure to keep the medication behind a locked door that is out of range of any children.
2. By extension, incapable of being achieved or obtained due to some limitation or restriction. Unfortunately, financial assistance is out of range for many families due to the extremely low threshold for monthly income. There were many times when I thought my dream of becoming an actor were out of range, but I just kept trying and working, and eventually I got the break of a lifetime.
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out of ˈrange (of something)

too far away to be reached, seen or heard: The cat stayed well out of range of the children.
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