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.
Origin of approach
SYNONYMS FOR approach
Examples from the Web for approaching
The younger man rolled down his window to receive the approaching Williams “to see what he wanted.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the harsh Middle Eastern winter approaching fast, what people in Syria and Iraq need most, in fact, is humanitarian support.
On September 26, officers were targeted after approaching a car, driven by McGee, and fired at the driver.
A burst of machine-gun fire blew off the wall of a nearby building—the commandos were approaching.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it also sharpens the clash between two very ways of approaching history.
On approaching the shore, three flags are observed to be flying in the town.Journal of an African Cruiser|Horatio Bridge
Ominous sounds indicated that the fire was approaching on the right.
"Good-morning, mistress," said he familiarly, approaching Madame Desvarennes.Serge Panine, Complete|Georges Ohnet
More exactly, since the real direction of the star is unchanged, the sun seems to be approaching the star.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell
At last there could be no longer any doubt that the end was approaching.Makers of Modern Medicine|James J. Walsh