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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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free-range parenting

A movement and/or method of parenting in which children are granted ample freedom with limited parental supervision, within boundaries considered appropriate by their parents. The movement is often seen as a reaction against laws, rules, and societal pressures mandating that children are supervised nearly at all times. We believe in free-range parenting, so once we think our kids are mature enough to handle the responsibility of walking to the park by themselves, we'll let them.

free-range kids

Children who are granted ample freedom with limited parental supervision, within boundaries considered appropriate by their parents. The movement to allow such freedom is often seen as a reaction against laws, rules, and societal pressures mandating that children are supervised nearly at all times. We believe in raising free-range kids, so once we think our kids are mature enough to handle the responsibility of walking to the park by themselves, we'll let them.
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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.
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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).
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move within range

(of something) Go to within range (of something).
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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.
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*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.
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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.
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in/within ˈrange (of something)

near enough to be reached, seen or heard: He shouted angrily at anyone within range.
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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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At that time, a core organization should be established to assume management responsibilities for this Western Test Range Command.
In keeping with the requirements of the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978 (the Humphrey-Hawkins Act), the Committee at this meeting reviewed the ranges for growth in the monetary and debt aggregates that it had established in February for 1995, and it decided on tentative ranges for growth in those aggregates in 1996.
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For the rate of inflation, as measured by the CPI, the projections had a central tendency of 2 3/4 to 3 percent for 1994 and 2 3/4 to 3 1/2 percent for 1995; both ranges represented a slight increase from the average rate over the past year.
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For the year through June, growth of both M2 and M3 was below the lower ends of the ranges for 1993 that the Committee had established in February.
In keeping with the practice at meetings when the Committee sets its long-run ranges for the money and debt aggregates, the members of the Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank presidents not currently serving as members provided specific projections of the growth in nominal and real GDP, the rate of unemployment, and the rate of inflation for the years 1992 and 1993.
In keeping with the practice at meetings when the Committee establishes its long-run ranges for growth of the money and debt aggregates, the Committee members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents not currently serving as members had prepared projections of economic activity, the rate of unemployment, and inflation for the year 1992.
The nation's 10,000-plus firing ranges represent the single largest source of lead contamination, annually putting more than 160 million pounds into the environment.
In keeping with the practice at meetings when the Committee considers its long-run ranges for the money and debt aggregates, the members of the Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank presidents not currently serving as members provided specific projections of the growth in real and nominal GNP, the rate of unemployment, and the rate of inflation for 1991 and 1992.
The unconformable erosional contact between the Jhelum Group and overlying Tobra Formation in the Salt Range and Trans-Indus ranges is not regular and continuous.
The indoor range design guide is geared toward first-time range designers, as well as owners seeking to upgrade or maintain existing systems and ranges.
As part of a Defense Department-wide initiative, Edwards' Environmental Management officials are looking for unexploded bombs and shells and chemical residue in areas that might have been used as target ranges but are now serving other functions.
Note: Remember that the assigned rep ranges for each cycle applies to both legs.