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Dictionary definition for: Attain

1. (v) to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

2. (v) 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"

3. (v) find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb" "she struck a goldmine" "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

4. (v) 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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