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Related / Similar Words: approaching, coming, approach shot, attack, plan of attack, access, overture, advance, feeler, approach path, glide path, glide slope, come near, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, set about, go about, border on

 

Definition:
  • the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter''s approach scattered the geese";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge";
  • a close approximation; "the nearest approach to genius";
  • the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the approach of winter";
  • a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances";
  • the event of one object coming closer to another;
  • the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing;
  • make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion; "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters";
  • come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age";
  • move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer";
  • begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project";
  • come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz";

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    Hyponyms: access, closing, closure, landing approach, run-up, chip, chip shot, pitch, pitch shot, avenue, entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree, hit, get on, drive up, bear down on, bear down upon, edge in, edge up, close, push, crowd, confront, face up, face, converge

     

    Grouped Verbs: near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near

     

    Entailments: advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

     

    Part Meronyms: traffic pattern, approach pattern, pattern

     

    Derivational Morphology: come, come up, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near, set about, go about, border on, overture, advance, feeler, approaching, coming, attack, plan of attack

     

     
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