approaching approaching  /ə ˈproʊ tʃɪŋ/


  1. (n) the event of one object coming closer to another
  2. (n) the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  3. (n) the act of drawing spatially closer to something
  4. (adj) of the relatively near future



  1. Here we are approaching the nadir of American car building obese, under-engineered, horribly ugly.
  2. It's yet another victory for the Innocence Project, a New York City-based group that uses DNA testing to challenge convictions and is approaching its 200th exoneration nationwide.
  3. The expert hunter offers a few pointers for approaching women.


  1. Sports Brief: Hall of Fame banquet approaching

    Hall of Fame banquet approaching The 11th annual Colusa County Sports Hall of Fame banquet is just around the corner. Four men and one woman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. One historic team, an all-time great coach and the recipient of the...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald

  2. 'Approaching Ali' enters operatic ring, shows promise

    New operas don't often score knock-outs. But, if crowd response were the determining factor, "Approaching Ali" sure sounded like a champ.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. ‘Approaching Ali,’ the second stage of WNO’s effort to foster new American opera

    ‘Approaching Ali’ represents next stage of WNO’s bid to nourish new American works.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. A text message sent by Hamas' military wing, Izzedine al-Qassam, said "the Zionists started approaching the trap which our fighters prepared for them."
    on Jan 3, 2009 By: Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Source: USA Today

  2. "The dramatic reduction in violence has opened the way for a return to something approaching normal political and economic life for the average Iraqi," McCain said, making the case for staying in order to take advantage of the gains.
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Seattle Times

  3. "The holidays are fast approaching and this will be a time of anxiety for Americans worried about their mortgages and their homes," Bush said.
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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