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approach

verb  /əˈproʊtʃ/ us  

approach verb (COME NEAR)

[I/T] to come nearer to something or someone: [I] We could see the train approaching from a distance. [I/T] If you approach someone, you meet or communicate directly with that person: [T] We approached the bank manager about a loan.

approach verb (DEAL WITH)

[T] to deal with something: We should approach this problem logically.
approach
noun [C]  /əˈproʊtʃ/ us  

approach

noun  /əˈproʊtʃ/ us  

approach noun (COMING NEAR OR SOON)

[C/U] (of a person or object) the act of coming near to someone or something, or (of an event) the state of being about to happen soon: [U] The approach of winter sends many birds flying south.

approach noun (DEALING WITH)

[C] a way of dealing with something: We need to adopt a different approach to the problem.
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