the slang “reaching” can be used in a couple of ways. you’re able to use it when someone’s over exaggerating something to make it seem worse than what it actually was, or taking something too far.
-example 1, over exaggerating-

person 1: *accidentally bumps into somebody*
person 2: hey !
person 1: oh, i’m sorry !
person 3: what happened?
person 2: they hit me on purpose, and they also insulted me for no reason ! *cries*
person 1: you reaching, fool...

-example 2, taking it too far-

*two students roasting each other for fun*
person 1: and that’s why you balding at the age of 16.
person 2: oh yeah? well that’s why your parents left you, and told you straight up, that you’re a waste of oxygen and space. it all makes sense why you’re so disrespectful towards everybody knowing that you got family issues, i mean... it’s not like you have a family.

everybody: *silence*
person 3: yo, you reaching...
person 1: *cries in orphan*
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When someone over-exaggerates facts to validate their own opinion
Friend: "Raini Rodriguez single-handedly saved the music industry"
Me: "That's a reach" / "You're reaching"
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Term used when someone tries to relate one thing to another using completely irrelevant evidence and information.

Person 1: A dice is related to racism because there are black spots and the majority is white.

Person 2: wtf..

Person 3: this kid's reaching.

Person 1: man why you hating?

Person 2: you reaching
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When somebody is taking something too far
Linda: Hey tiffany, can i borrow a dollar?
Tiffanny: Yah sure.
Linda:..oh and can i borrow a twenty too?
Tiffany:Okay now your just reaching.
by Jackswing. October 21, 2009
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The UNSC main military planet, close to earth, and suffered a sneak attack from the covenant.
Thats it, we've lost REACH
by Mustache Man February 27, 2005
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Reach, or reaching is a synonym for come, coming, arrive, arriving, attend, attending etc.

It is often used in place of such phrases as: "Are you coming?", "Are you going\going to make it?", " Are you on your way?" in the interrogitive, and "Come over", "I'll be there", "I'm on the way" etc. in the exclamatory.
It often stands alone as the sole word in an (sms)text message.

Anecdotal evidence could lead one to believe that this unconventional, ambiguous usage of the word was introduced into the urban lexicon by homophobic, adolescent, or twenty-something wiggas, who possibly feared reprisal at the double entendre the words come and coming conjured in their cohorts, friends and\or homies.

Ultimately, and this is just a gut feeling, I believe the aforementioned (admittedly dubious) etymological origin story smacks of the clumsy and often extremely loose and liberal repurposing of words and phrases which have become commonplace in the post-www.\sms era of of the past few decades.

Said slanglish was probably first uttered by one young hip-hop sycophant to a friend, or acquaintance who probably had to ask for clarification as to its contextual meaning. Apparently, it was deemed either sufficiently cool and\or enough of a time\140 character saver when used as a single word in place of an entire sentence, that it managed to gain traction and be thusly co-opted and amalgamated into the lols and imhos of females aged 12-32...ensuring it's inclusion in the Urban Dictionary.
Yo, you reaching tonight?

Ya, imma reach.
by Automatonomous March 24, 2016
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