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Verb: approach  u'prowch
  1. Move towards
    - near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
  2. Come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
    "His playing approaches that of Horowitz";
    - border on
  3. Begin to deal with
    "approach a task";
    - set about, go about
  4. Come near in time
    "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age";
    - come near
  5. Make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
    "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
Noun: approach  u'prowch
  1. 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";
    - attack, plan of attack
  2. A way of entering or leaving
    "he took a wrong turn on the approach to the bridge";
    - access
  3. The final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
    - approach path, glide path, glide slope
  4. The event of one object coming closer to another
    - approaching
  5. A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    "she rejected his approaches";
    - overture, advance, feeler
  6. The temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    "the approach of winter";
    - approaching, coming
  7. A close approximation
    "the nearest approach to genius"
  8. (golf) 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";
    - approach shot
Adjective: approach  u'prowch
  1. Close in time; about to occur
    "the hunter's approach scattered the geese";
    - at hand, close at hand, imminent, impendent, impending, approaching, coming

Derived forms: approaching, approaches, approached

See also: close

Type of: accost, act, air lane, airway, approximate, buttonhole [informal], come, come close, come up, conceptualisation [Brit], conceptualization, flight path, formulation, golf shot, golf stroke, motion, move, movement, nobble [Brit, informal], proffer, proposition, similarity, skyway, suggestion, swing, timing, way

Part of: approach pattern, pattern, traffic pattern

Encyclopedia: Approach