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noun approach pronunciation in British English /əˈprəʊtʃ/
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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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