reach (one) (something)(redirected from reach somebody)
reach (one) (something)
informal To grasp something and pass it to another person with an outstretched hand. Hey, Tom, could you reach me that book, please?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. Lit. to travel up to or as far as someone. Iran until I reached her just in time to save her from going over the cliff.
2. Fig. to manage to be understood by someone; to have one's message appreciated by someone. If we could only reach them with our message, we might be able to convince them to stay in school.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.