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[n] the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
[n] a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
[n] ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
[n] a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
[n] a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius"
[n] the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"
[n] a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
[n] the event of one object coming closer to another
[n] the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
[v] make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
[v] metaphorically, as in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
[v] move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
[v] begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "appraoch a new project"
[v] come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches tht of Horowitz"

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