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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.
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reach something down

Inf. to hand something down. Please reach the hammer down to me. Would you reach down the hammer to Jane?
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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.
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'I reached down to stroke him to see what was wrong and was blasted off my feet as the current earthed through me and on to the wet grass.
I reached down to turn the knob on the transponder and was surprised, yet again, to find there was no power to it.
Our kids really reached down today for something extra.
Contract income reached down to Dh86m, from Dh146.3m of 2011.
The reputation of the Dublin nightclub, mentioned by Dublin skipper Bryan Cullen during his All-Ireland winning acceptance speech, has reached Down Under and after so many Aussies opted out of this year's International Rules series, the big-name players could be back for a trip to Ireland in two years time.
Margaret said concerns had been raised about the lack of landing sites in the area, which can only be reached down miles of single-track roads.
When she saw air bubbles on the surface she reached down and was able to grab the teenager.
Edney initiated the robbery by pointing a pistol at Newton's head and taking the keys to Newton's SUV, but when Edney reached down "to switch gears with his gun hand," Newton saw his chance.
When the curious boy had reached down to pick up the snake, the reptile sank its fangs between Jude's right thumb and forefinger.
Before I gunned the engine, I reached down real quick and loosened the knot and Blue fell in.
"As we went forward I reached down to move a seated protester and suddenly felt someone yank my shield so that my shoulder just popped out of its socket.""I felt so vulnerable because my arm had just locked out and I was forced to move behind the line for protection."
He used Lorena Hickock, But he also reached down around his Cabinet secretaries and personally quizzed underlings (like Sumner Welles).
Love was definitely in the air - the PM wore a tie emblazoned with hearts and Cherie reached down to place a hand on her husband's head.
She reached down and grasped his head, lifted it above water, and kept it there until some adult bystanders arrived to render further assistance.