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approach
used in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay)

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
approached the city
Definition
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
  • As we approach what used to be the grand entrance, Gale points out something and the whole party slows down.
    Chapter 11 (65% in)
approach = get near
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He gives a rusty meow and approaches me.
    Chapter 1 (85% in)
  • approaches = comes toward
  • I approach it with cautious steps.
    Chapter 1 (91% in)
  • approach = get near
  • Footsteps are approaching.
    Chapter 8 (97% in)
approaching = coming
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay).

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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
  • I think how hard this must be for her, watching Haymitch's idea succeed under Cressida's direction, when Fulvia's studio approach was such a flop.
    Chapter 8 (49% in)
approach = technique (way of doing something)
There are no more uses of "approach" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay).

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