verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- the steps taken and the manner employed in delivering the ball: He favors a four-step approach.
- Also called runway.the area behind the foul line, from which the ball is delivered.
- approach light,
- approach shot,
Origin of approach
Examples from the Web for approach
Like any good marketer, Silverman says he has sales figures proving his approach is working.
But we were attempting a deliberate naiveté, a decision to approach these books as if they might have something to teach us.
This is kind of an accidental career for me—which is why I approach it with irreverence and playfulness.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this approach can be troublesome for a variety of reasons.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But such an approach works against the traditional pride in self-sufficiency espoused by many in the American middle class.
Halting a few paces away, Tracy motioned to us to avoid moving the bushes, but to approach the fence and look between the rails.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2|Jacob Dolson Cox
How nearly the current economic situation may approach to this finished state is a matter of opinion.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
Descending toward the left, we approach one of the most singularly beautiful groups of stalactites in this apartment.Bancroft's Tourist's Guide Yosemite|A.L. Bancroft
Like our ideal magnets, they approach each other for a time as wholes.Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
But he had very strong feelings underneath his calm exterior, and the approach to Lucy's home gave him many thoughts.Sir Tom|Mrs. Oliphant
Word Origin for approach
c.1300, from Anglo-French approcher, Old French aprochier "approach, come closer" (12c., Modern French approcher), from Late Latin appropiare "go nearer to," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + Late Latin propiare "come nearer," comparative of Latin prope "near" (see propinquity). Replaced Old English neahlæcan.
mid-15c., from approach (v.). Figurative sense of "means of handling a problem, etc." is first attested 1905.