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reach down

1. To extend or stretch out downward. I reached down to pick up the coin. The branches of the tree reach all the way down to the ground.
2. To extend, stretch out, or put forth something, especially one's hand, downward. She reached her hand down to help pull me up out of the pit. I gingerly reached my foot down to test how solid the ground was before I stepped off the ladder.
See also: down, reach

reach something down

Inf. to hand something down. Please reach the hammer down to me. Would you reach down the hammer to Jane?
See also: down, reach

reach down

to extend downward. The stems of the plant reached down almost to the floor. The drapes don't quite reach down to the floor.
See also: down, reach
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Morgan, who is based in Milwaukee, Wisc., and has more than 50 years in the magnet business, says that "if the magnet has to be placed higher than 12 inches, then the MRF should switch to a more powerful electromagnet that can generate a field that will reach down to the stream."
"The person takes the product off the inserter and twists the body around and then has to reach down, sometimes to the floor, for the first layer on the skid," Hensel says.
The compost or manure will add even more nutrients as the roots reach down during the winter.
When and how, for example, did scientific thought and consumer culture reach down into thousands of communities and affect the choices of individuals and their families?
Commentary: ABC National Bank's CEO was an acknowledged leader who had learned early on that the most effective way to advance his own career was to take the time to reach down and help others achieve their own brand of success.
My Faithful Friend That morning I found you listless in bed No strength to lift your weary head Our time together was nearing its end Farewell my trustful faithful friend Collar, lead and tag hang on the door Never to go on our walks no more Squeaky toys now silent and lay forlorn Unrequited love since you were born Always waiting beside the garden gate Tail wagging has excitedly you'd wait Guarding me through both day and night I picture you still by the fireside light Did everything together went everywhere Now in my dreams you are always there I reach down to stroke your body to pat Wishing again you were there on the mat The garden where you used to abound I've buried my faithful, trustful hound The plaque it reads for everyone to see There never will be another like he.
It's heartening to see that high-quality theatre is alive and kicking in Wales, and that in the right hands Shakespearean dialogue can reach down the centuries and be readily understood by a modern audience.
If you're 'over pounds 100' the only sensible thing to do do is to reach down and grab it.
Animal lovers raced to the rescue but a schoolboy was the only one with hands small enough to reach down the drain and rescue the duo.
"Onstage are large black and white forms (made of light) with tentacles that can reach down and attach themselves to one of my dancers," says Brown.
Take a healthy shoot that will reach down to the ground.
Mr Jones used the farmer's tractor and forklift to hover above the pit so he could use a special pole to reach down and drag the dogs to safety.