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Dictionary definition for: Approach

1. (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"

2. (v) move towards; "We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

3. (n) the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter''s approach scattered the geese"

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

5. (n) a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"

6. (v) begin to deal with; "approach a task" "go about a difficult problem" "approach a new project"

7. (n) the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing

8. (v) come near in time; "Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"

9. (n) the event of one object coming closer to another

10. (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"

11. (n) a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

12. (n) the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter"

13. (n) a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius"

14. (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"

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