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reach

1. an open stretch of water, esp on a river
2. Nautical the direction or distance sailed by a vessel on one tack
3. a bar on the rear axle of a vehicle connecting it with some part at the front end

Reach

 

a deeper section of a river channel located between river bays. A reach usually forms at high water where the current of the river increases and severely erodes the river bed; for example, it can be formed where a river channel winds or where a river valley narrows. A reach is also a large deep section of a river that permits navigation without necessitating dredging up the river. Fish winter in deep reaches.

reach

[rēch]
(civil engineering)
A portion of a waterway between two locks or gages.
(control systems)
(engineering)
The length of a channel, uniform with respect to discharge, depth, area, and slope.
(geography)
A continuous, unbroken surface of land or water. Also known as stretch.
A bay, estuary, or other arm of the sea extending up into the land.
(hydrology)
A straight, continuous, or extended part of a river, stream, or restricted waterway.

reach

The section of a sewer between structures.
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He said: "Someone reached down and I reached up as far as I could and pulled myself up.
It looked like science fiction," recalls Judith Bender, describing how a yellow film of slime reached down from a floating community of bacteria and in 3 days surrounded a glob of toxic chlordane at the bottom of a beaker of water.
His supervisor reached down and grabbed Greenwood by the overalls, jerking his neck, back and right shoulder.
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The album's best cut, ``He Reached Down,'' is also the only DeMent composition; might be God's way of telling you to get back to the writing desk, Sister.
I reached down to bang out the flames and realised my hands were burned.
Burnitz stumbled while trying to pick it up, and when he reached down his glove came off, forcing him to run after the ball bare-handed.
The male reached down for a handgun and fired several shots.
Bemused, Patterson reached down and grabbed O'Neal's right hand and pulled.
Bemused, Patterson at last reached down and grabbed O'Neal's right hand and pulled, attempting to force him to his feet.