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approach

v. short for "approach the bench," as in "may I approach, your honor," or "will counsel approach?" (See: approach the bench)

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An approaching battle was much spoken of, the prince having manoeuvred, until that movement, only in order to await a reinforcement that had just reached him.
The men on horseback at once rushed at the two youths, leaving the three others to complete the plunder of the dead or wounded travelers; for on approaching nearer, instead of one extended figure, the young men discovered two.
So, with the cunning of a madman, I backed into the far corner of my cell when next I heard him approaching and gathering a little slack of the great chain which held me in my hand I waited his coming, crouching like some beast of prey.
Another potential issue is that when approaching glidepath intercept from above, you may receive false courses and reverse sensing at angles much greater than the published path.
By approaching ASE solutions in this manner, there is potential for the commodity PMA to achieve substantial savings over a platform-centric approach.