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approach

noun (COMING NEAR)    /əˈprəʊtʃ/ US  /-ˈproʊtʃ/
B2 [C or U] the fact of getting nearer in distance or time: The siren signalled the approach of an ambulance. Many kinds of birds fly south at the approach of winter. Please fasten your seat belts, the plane is now making its final approach (in)to (= is coming near to and preparing to land at) Heathrow.Arrivals and departures a route that leads to a place: There is a very steep approach to the house. We got stuck in a traffic jam on the approach road.Routes and roads in general the closest/nearest approach to sth mainly UK the most similar thing to something else that is mentioned: That's the nearest approach to an apology you're going to get from Paula.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of approach noun (COMING NEAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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