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noun     approach pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a particular way of thinking about or dealing with something

    We need a fresh approach to sports in education.

    approach to:

    He has a relaxed approach to life.

    adopt/take/use an approach:

    As a writer she takes a completely new approach to the classic horror story.

  2. 2
    [singular] the fact of coming closer in time or in distance

    We watched the carriage’s slow and steady approach.

    approach of:

    With the approach of war, many children were evacuated.

  3. 3
    [countable] a path or road that leads to a place
    approach to:

    Soldiers were guarding all approaches to the palace.

    1. a.
      the path that a plane follows when it is preparing to land
      approach to/into:

      The plane crashed during its final approach into the airport.

  4. 4
    [countable] the action of starting to speak or write to someone when you are asking for something or making an offer
    make an approach to someone:

    The company has made some approaches to the government.

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