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approaching

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

being soon to appear or take place
  • the approaching holiday has everyone in a state of excitement

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approaching

verb
present participle of approach

Synonyms & Antonyms of approaching (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to come near or nearer
  • the parade's approaching! I can hear the band playing!

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2 to move closer to
  • approach the bull with caution

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3 to come near or nearer to in character or quality
  • his store-bought dessert doesn't even approach your homemade version of it

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“Approaching.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/approaching. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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