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uh proh ching

  • n  the event of one object coming closer to another
  • n  the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  • n  the act of drawing spatially closer to something
  • v  move towards
    We were approaching our destination
  • v  come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
  • v  begin to deal with
  • v  come near in time
    Winter is approaching
    approaching old age
  • v  make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion
  • s  of the relatively near future
    the approaching election

  • Here we are approaching the nadir of American car building obese, under-engineered, horribly ugly.
  • When Weldon first made the charge in a new book and in a June speech on the House floor, it met with little attention, but perhaps due to the August heat or the approaching fourth .
  • The government claims that the 25-year-old war is finally approaching an end an event any journalist would be eager to cover but it has refused to allow reporters or .
News & Articles


  • Izz ad-Din al-Qassam in USA Today
    A text message sent by Hamas' military wing, Izzedine al-Qassam, said "the Zionists started approaching the trap which our fighters prepared for them."
  • John McCain in Seattle Times
    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.
  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    The holidays are fast approaching and this will be a time of anxiety for Americans worried about their mortgages and their homes,Bush said.

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