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Adjective: approaching  u'prow-ching
  1. Of the relatively near future
    "the approaching election";
    - coming, forthcoming, upcoming
  2. Close in time; about to occur
    - at hand, close at hand, imminent, impendent, impending, approach, coming
Noun: approaching  u'prow-ching
  1. The event of one object coming closer to another
    - approach
  2. The temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    "the approaching of winter";
    - approach, coming
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"

See also: close, future

Type of: accost, act, approximate, buttonhole [informal], come, come close, come up, motion, move, movement, nobble [Brit, informal], timing

Encyclopedia: Approaching