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.
Words nearby approach
Origin of approach
OTHER WORDS FROM approach
Examples from the Web for approached
The cops climbed out and approached the man who remained in the street.
Wahlberg fled from the scene and approached a bystander, Hoa Trinh, also Vietnamese.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 4:45 p.m., he was approached by Justin Damico, a plainclothes cop, and another officer, Daniel Pantaleo, outside the store.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For one man, it was the first time he had ever approached a woman.
In the fall, I received a Rhodes Scholarship—I approached arrogance.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fan looked at her and shrunk away as she approached, and then turned her eyes, dilating again with fear, towards the door.Fan|W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
Dropping his rifle, he approached his dog with outstretched arms.The Whelps of the Wolf|George Marsh
The battalions which they approached scared them away by shouts, until the unlucky beasts knew not which way to turn.
As they approached the house the children who had been left at home came running out to greet them with joyous shouts of welcome.The Land of Lure|Elliott Smith
During the same day (10th), the British captured Proyart and approached Chaulnes.Amiens Before and During the War|Michelin & Cie