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approach
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Ender's Game
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as in: approached the city Define
to come near or nearer
  • Other soldiers approached his table at mess and asked permission to sit down.
  • A voice over the speaker told them they were approaching the school; it took twenty minutes to decelerate and dock.

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  • I could have drawn my gun, thought Ender, as the enemy approached the door.
  • Every starship, with cruisers and fighters tucked into its belly, is out there approaching the buggers.
  • Then the I.F. ships began approaching the bugger starships.
  • It was officially named for a dead Hegemon, but everybody called it Stumpy Point, after the pitiful little town that had been paved over when they made the approaches to the vast islands of steel and concrete that dotted Pamlico Sound.

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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
  • If that had been a good army, C toon, your approach was so slow they would have had you from the flanks before you got into good position.

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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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