BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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attain

How to sign: to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks";

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Similiar / Same: achieve, accomplish, reach

Categories: succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

Within this category: score, reach, begin, come to, culminate, compass, average, wangle

attain

How to sign: find unexpectedly
"the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake";

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Similiar / Same: fall upon, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, discover, strike

Categories: find, regain

attain

How to sign: 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";

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Similiar / Same: reach, arrive at, gain, hit, make

Within this category: catch up, scale, breast, access, peak, bottom out, top out, summit, top, make, find, culminate, get through, ground

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