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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

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.
See also: bring, range, within

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.
See also: bring, range, within

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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