Meaning of APPROACH in English

APPROACH

I. verb see: for Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to draw closer to ; near , to come very near to ; be almost the same as , 2. to make advances to especially in order to create a desired result , to take preliminary steps toward accomplishment or full knowledge or experience of , intransitive verb to draw nearer , to make an ~ in golf, II. noun Date: 15th century 1. an act or instance of ~ing , approximation , 2. the taking of preliminary steps toward a particular purpose , a particular manner of taking such steps , a means of access ; avenue , 4. a golf shot from the fairway toward the green, the steps taken by a bowler before delivering the ball, the descent of an aircraft toward a landing place

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