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approach
used in The Sea of Monsters

2 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to
  • Before the race began, I tried to approach Annabeth and tell her about my dream.
    Chapter 6 (57% in)
approach = get near
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • My lunch approaches.
    Chapter 2 (86% in)
  • approaches = comes near
  • The problem was that Tyson wanted to ride the "chicken ponies," too, but the pegasi got skittish whenever he approached.
    Chapter 6 (16% in)
  • approached = got near
  • If any of us had tried to approach the Fleece, we would've been eaten alive, but I guess Tyson smelled like Polyphemus, because the flock didn't bother him at all.
    Chapter 15 (70% in)
approach = get near
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2  —1 use as in:
use the best approach
Definition
a way of doing something; or a route that leads to a particular place
  • You tried the diplomatic approach.
    Chapter 19 (24% in)
approach = technique (way of doing something)
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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • We're approaching the island of the Sirens.
    Chapter 13 (35% in)
  • Annabeth said as we approached the shoreline.
    Chapter 10 (18% in)
  • We are approaching the entrance.
    Chapter 11 (35% in)
  • As we approached the island, jagged rocks loomed out of the fog.
    Chapter 13 (43% in)

There are no more uses of "approach" in The Sea of Monsters.

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