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A sort of sweet-talking, cliche term used by temp agencies and other employers to give you the impression they have some particular vested emotional interest in helping you, when really they are just screwing you over.
Temp Agency Recruiter: "I just wanted to reach out to you and invite you to take time out of your day to come down here for an interview."

Recruitee: "Is this because you think you may have a job available I'm qualified for?"

Recruiter thinks in response: "No, in fact the chances that I will place you are less than 5%, but I benefit personally from having as many qualified people in my database as possible and so therefore I thought I'd reach-out to you and waste your time."
by Whatever4947484646486 April 17, 2012
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This has become the new clichΓ© for yuppie types or any pseudo-intellectual types or just idiots that think it sounds special. It is simply just another way of saying: contact, call, speak to, notify, etc. It really sounds faggy and flags the speaker as being self conscious about how they sound to their peers. You also have to wonder who they think they're impressing when they speak like they have an Emily Post book on etiquette shoved up their ass.
Bruce: I'm going to 'reach out' to Bill today.

Tom: Hey Bruce, why do you always insist on talking like a fag?! That little homily won't hide the fact that your a douche-bag.
by Big Ed Moustapha August 24, 2010
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To contact a person (usually a friend you've not seen for some time, or an acquaintance that you don't see often), where there would be no other reason for such contact, for the specific purpose of obtaining a favour, or extending them a favour upon you hearing that they were in need.
You are a police officer, and you hear that a friend of yours has been arrested by a department that you used to work within for something that you feel is unlikely they did. You may decide to 'reach out' to someone that still works there, but whom you've not seen in many years, to see if there is any way you can help sort out the mess.
by RachelP_UK July 12, 2008
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An unfortunately creepy term that is means "to contact" or similar. Brings to mind grasping and undesirable contact from strangers.
1) Charles, please reach out to Jane and provide her the information she requires. 2) My (political) campaign will reach out to every voter.
by Dave M TX July 02, 2008
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In Web programming programming e.g. using Javascript, a reachout is Modern Business English synonym for "callback".
Pass in an array of reachouts to the function or register them later via the reachoutHandler.
by bandri March 10, 2014
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charitable; selfless; generous
Dood, this present was totally reach out.

Think of how reach out it'd be to sleep w/a freshie!!?
by Renee-Lisa August 12, 2009
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