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approach
used in The Hunger Games

2 meanings, 13 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • The air is less hot, signifying evening's approach.
    p. 170.3
approach = getting near
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Sometimes, if I've wounded an animal with an arrow, it's better to get a knife into it, too, before I approach it.
    p. 57.8
  • approach = get near
  • In no time at all, we are approaching the door and I can see that between the overcast sky and evening hour the light is turning gray.
    p. 69.3
  • approaching = getting near
  • I expect the ladder to release me then, but I'm still stuck when a woman in a white coat approaches me carrying a syringe.
    p. 143.9
  • approaches = comes toward
  • I want to be high, like in the hills around District 12, where I can see my enemies approaching.
    p. 152.3
  • approaching = as they come near
  • The sky is still dark, but I can feel the first signs of dawn approaching.
    p. 159.2
  • approaching = coming near
  • Then she begins to approach the pyramid with strange little hops, sometimes landing on one foot, teetering slightly, sometimes risking a few steps.
    p. 218.1
  • approach = get near
  • The boy from District 3 throws stones into the ruins and must have declared all the mines activated because the Careers are approaching the wreckage.
    p. 224.4
approaching = moving toward
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

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2  —5 uses as in:
use the best approach
Definition
a way of doing something; or a route that leads to a particular place
  • Maybe the best approach is to get him talking.
    p. 300.5
approach = technique (way of doing something)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Volunteering to wash Haymitch but then challenging him this morning when apparently the nice-guy approach had failed.
    p. 60.7
  • approach = technique (way of doing something)
  • "About our current approach," says Haymitch.
    p. 113.8
  • approach = technique (way of doing something)
  • I'm not sure what our current approach is.
    p. 113.9
  • approach = technique (way of doing something)
  • What's Peeta's approach?
    p. 116.8
approach = technique (way of doing something)
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®