from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reach for, get at, obtain, get hold of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reach, get at; get; obtain.
- To reach, hand, or deliver (a thing to a person).
- To reach; stretch; extend.
Old English aræcan, corresponding to a- + reach. (Wiktionary)
She did think about Harvey Mudd, Rice, and Rose Hulman, but she ruled out Cal Tech and MIT as those seemed to be too much of areach.