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approach
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Animal Farm
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as in: approached the city Define
to come near or nearer
  • His twelfth birthday was approaching.
  • Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.

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  • As the human beings approached the farm buildings, Snowball launched his first attack.
  • They had just finished singing it for the third time when Squealer, attended by two dogs, approached them with the air of having something important to say.
  • As they approached the farm Squealer, who had unaccountably been absent during the fighting, came skipping towards them, whisking his tail and beaming with satisfaction.

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  • Winter is approaching.
  • I grew more nervous as the test approached.

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as in: use the best approach Define
a way of doing something; or a rout that leads to a particular place
  • Sentinels were placed at all the approaches to the farm.

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  • Perhaps I just need to work harder, but I may need an entirely different approach to the problem.
  • She always approaches problems in a thoughtful manner.

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as in: approached the city Define
to come near or nearer
as in: use the best approach Define
a way of doing something; or a rout that leads to a particular place
as in: approached her with the proposal Define
to speak with someone about something for the first time -- such as a proposal -- often something discussed in a delicate, tentative way
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