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
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Contemporary Examples of 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
December 21, 2014
With the harsh Middle Eastern winter approaching fast, what people in Syria and Iraq need most, in fact, is humanitarian support.Dutch Biker Gangs Vs. ISIS
Nadette De Visser, Christopher Dickey
December 9, 2014
On September 26, officers were targeted after approaching a car, driven by McGee, and fired at the driver.The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
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
November 23, 2014
But it also sharpens the clash between two very ways of approaching history.God vs. the Internet. And the Winner is…
November 16, 2014
Historical Examples of approaching
I have no fear of those enlargements of the Constitution that seem to be approaching.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
But we are approaching the limits of what government alone can do.
He took a couple of drinks to celebrate his approaching immunity from debt.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
"I think I'll stay for the meeting," said Yates, approaching him and patting the horse.In the Midst of Alarms
We had left the Boulevard, and were approaching the white-domed library.The Bacillus of Beauty
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.