Definition of approach in English:
- In the distance could be heard approaching sirens.
- I yelled, all of a sudden feeling frantic as I heard the train approaching the platform above me.
- He could see, very faintly, a legion of soldiers in the distance, also approaching the forest.
- The Mitta Mitta rose to the occasion with a river level of 1.7m, approaching the 2m cut-off mark when nobody is permitted to kayak or raft the river.
- Second generation bean leaf beetles are emerging now and beetles numbers will be approaching their highest levels for the summer.
- It also will be impossible for the two teams to approach the Bucs' level of effectiveness.
- Three years ago, I approached her with a proposal.
- Just in case anyone I work with is reading this, see if you can guess which current highly respected staff member approached me with this request.
- Within South Africa short-listed artists were approached to submit proposals for work that would address the themes of the exhibition.
- One of your arguments is that a relevant matter in approaching our constitutional problem is that the respondent is resident in South Australia.
- We cannot have a situation in which 43 different police forces approach the same problem in 43 different ways.
- In order not to be consumed by it, I have to approach difficult problems with a healthy detachment.
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- It equates belief systems with what informs your approach to a situation, and evaluates the system by the results.
- You are diplomatic and cautious in your approach to sticky situations.
- A major plus would be his measured approach to situations, giving due weight to consequences.
- She said a survey had been carried out in Tosside following an approach from a planning agent on behalf of a local landowner.
- It has already indicated that it has received an approach from a mystery bidder now known to be a private equity group.
- The company is braced for an approach from its German rival with a plan that will see them merge their core operations.
- She told a District Court inquiry this week that she had taped telephone conversations with him in 2000 and 2001 because she feared he would kill her after she rejected his approaches.
- When she rejected his approaches, he began to treat her meanly and find fault with her.
- But she knew why he would never because she would never accept his approaches.
- Lovely picture, though I don't care for the approach of winter that the orangey browns promise, I do love these colours.
- Ethnographers say that Baba Marta is the threshold between the end of the winter season and the approach of summer.
- Autumn is a season for spectacle, made all the more gaudy by the imminent approach of winter.
- The approach and landing were uneventful and the crew and aircraft were recovered safely.
- He set up for a half-flap approach and lowered the landing gear with the emergency system.
- Keep the ball in the middle in all phases of the approach to align the aircraft for maximum efficiency.
- Three new pedestrian islands will be built and an anti-skid coating applied in Brunshaw Road on the approaches to the roundabout.
- The war caused the temporary suspension of this plan; nevertheless, a sum of £6,600 was spent on concreting the quay roads and approaches to the berths.
- The minehunters had been in the area clearing unexploded weapons, including mines, from the approaches to the port.
Middle English: from Old French aprochier, aprocher, from ecclesiastical Latin appropiare 'draw near', from ad- 'to' + propius (comparative of prope 'near').
‘Bringing near’ is involved in approach, which is from Old French aprochier, aprocher, from ecclesiastical Latin appropiare ‘draw near’.
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