reach out after (someone or something)

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reach out after (someone or something)

To extend one's hand outward in an attempt to touch or grasp someone or something. I reached out after my glass of water, forgetting that I had left it on the kitchen counter downstairs. The crying toddler reached out after her mother, who promptly scooped her up.
See also: after, out, reach
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