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approach

verb
 
 
/əˈprəʊtʃ/
COME CLOSE [I, T] B1 to come close in distance or time: The train now approaching platform 2 is the 5.35 to London, Kings Cross. Christmas is fast approaching.General words for movementCloseness in distance and timeAbout to happen
DEAL WITH [T] B2 to deal with something: I'm not sure how to approach the problem.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
SPEAK TO SOMEONE [T] to speak or write to someone, often asking to buy something or offering them work: She's been approached by a modelling agency.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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