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'approaches'

Overview of noun approach
1. approach, attack, plan of attack -- (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")

2. approach, approaching, coming -- (the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese")

3. access, approach -- (a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge")

4. approach path, approach, glide path, glide slope -- (the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing)

5. approach, approaching -- (the event of one object coming closer to another)

6. overture, advance, approach, feeler -- (a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")

7. approach, approaching, coming -- (the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter")

8. approach -- (a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius")

9. approach, approach shot -- (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")


Overview of verb approach
1. approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near -- (move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer")

2. border on, approach -- (come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz")

3. set about, go about, approach -- (begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project")

4. approach, come near -- (come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age")

5. approach -- (make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters")



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