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approach

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1approachˈproʊtʃ/verb
approachesapproachedapproaching
1approach
ˈproʊtʃ/
verb
approachesapproachedapproaching
Learner's definition of APPROACH  
: to move or become near or nearer to something or someone
[+ object]
[no object]
   b  : to move or become near or nearer in time to something
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] 
: to get close to (an amount or level)
   b  : to be almost the same as (something or someone)
[+ object]  : to start talking to (someone) for some purpose (such as to ask a question or make a request) — often used as (be) approached
[+ object]  : to begin to deal with or think about (something)
2approachˈproʊtʃ/noun
pluralapproaches
2approach
ˈproʊtʃ/
noun
pluralapproaches
Learner's definition of APPROACH  
[count]  : a way of dealing with something : a way of doing or thinking about something — often + to
[singular]  : the act of moving or becoming near or nearer to someone or something : the act of approaching : an act or occurrence in which something comes nearer
[count]  : the act of speaking to someone for some purpose (such as to ask a question or make a request) — often plural
[count]  : a road or path that leads to a place
[singular]  : something that is similar to another thing
[count]  : the final part of a flight just before landing
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