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in range

nautical Positioned one behind the other. The ships are in range now, Captain. How shall we proceed?
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at close range

In close proximity to a person or thing. Typically used to describe a nearby target in shooting. Be careful when firing at close range! At close range, I could see that the scary insect was just a harmless June bug.
See also: close, range

at point-blank range

In close proximity to a person or thing. Typically used to describe a nearby target in shooting. Be careful when firing at point-blank range!
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bring (something) within a/the range

To adjust or improve something so that it meets a certain requirement or expectation. An adjective is often used before "range." You need to bring your students' standardized test scores within the acceptable range for their grade level.
See also: bring, range, within

bring (something) within range

To cause something to move within the distance that one's gunfire can reach. Once our calls brought several turkeys within range, we readied our guns.
See also: bring, range, within

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.
See also: of, out, range

at close range

very near; in close proximity. (Usually used in regard to shooting.) The hunter fired at the deer at close range. The powder burns tell us that the gun was fired at close range.
See also: close, range

bring someone or something within range (of someone or something)

to cause someone or something to be in someone's or something's [gun] sights. Don't bring the hunters within range of the farmer's gun sights. The bait brought the geese within range of Jeff and his friends.
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bring something within a range

to adjust something into a particular range; to adjust a parameter. Let's try to bring your cholesterol within the normal range with diet. It was brought within the normal range by an expensive drug.
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come within range

(of something) Go to within range (of something).
See also: come, range, within

move within range

(of something) Go to within range (of something).
See also: move, range, within

range (from something to something)

to vary from one thing to another. The winter weather ranges from bad to terrible in this part of the north. The appraisals of the property ranged from high to low.

range over something

to cover an area; to travel about in one area. The buffalo ranged over vast areas of prairie, grazing and breeding. These animals range over a very large territory.
See also: over, range

*within range (of something)

inside an area that can be covered by something, such as a gun, camera lens, measuring device, etc. (*Typically: be ~; come ~; get ~; move ~.) The sick elephant was within range, so we shot it with tranquilizer darts so we could treat it. When the ducks were within range of my gun, I sneezed and frightened them away. You won't be able to hear what they are saying until you get within range of the P.A. system.
See also: range, within

at close range

Very nearby, as in At close range, the rock band was unbearably loud. Derived from shooting- range denotes the distance that missile or projectile can be made to travel-this expression soon came to mean anything in close proximity.
See also: close, range

in/within ˈrange (of something)

near enough to be reached, seen or heard: He shouted angrily at anyone within range.
See also: range, within

out of ˈrange (of something)

too far away to be reached, seen or heard: The cat stayed well out of range of the children.
See also: of, out, range
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Once the range closes or if the munitions or their constituents migrate offsite or pose an "imminent and substantial danger" to human health or agriculture, then CERCLA and RCRA authority would come into force.
When the Range Rover senses off-road terrain, it readjusts the relationships between wheels for almost supernatural traction.
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Whether cladding a landmark tower, or providing a supporting framework for a landscaped green facade, the system can be used in lengths of up to 30m, and being pre assembled in the factory is easily installed on site when combined with the I-SYS range of stainless steel components.
Steering was by recirculating ball, which limited kickback over hard going and the exceptionally long travel of the beam axle suspension endowed the car with very high cross-articulation abilities, valuable for preserving traction in extreme situations-and air suspension was adopted for the entire range.
All phase-out ranges for married filing separate (MFS) taxpayers would be 50% of the range for married--filing jointly (MFJ), and the phase-out ranges for single and head of household (HOH) taxpayers would be 75% of married-joint.
For the year through June, M2 increased at a rate near the upper bound of its range for the year.
The latest blow to the textbook account comes from an analysis of fossil leaves in Nevada's Basin and Range geologic province, which separates the Sierra Nevada from the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau.
Therefore, firearms range personnel must take precautions to control all unnecessary exposure to this toxic element.
To gauge the average and variability, [X-bar] (X-bar), which is the average of the readings, and R, which is the range (highest minus lowest), are calculated for each sample or grouping.