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attain

 
Verb attain has 4 senses
  1. achieve, accomplish, attain, reach - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
    --1 is one way to succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
    Derived form: noun attainment1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. reach, hit, attain - reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
    --2 is one way to arrive, get, come
    Derived form: noun attainment2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
    --3 is one way to find, regain
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
    Derived form: noun attainment2
    Sample sentence:
    They attain the water
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