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nearing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

being soon to appear or take place
  • teachers preparing for the fast-nearing school year

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nearing

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Synonyms & Antonyms of nearing (Entry 2 of 3)

nearing

verb
present participle of near

Synonyms & Antonyms of nearing (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to come near or nearer
  • as the procession nears, you'll be able to take a better picture of the graduates

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2 to move closer to
  • as we near the church, you'll be able to see the bas-relief sculptures better

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“Nearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nearing. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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