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 for approaching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Approach \Ap*proach"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Approached; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Approaching.] [OE. approchen, aprochen, OF.
     approcher, LL. appropriare, fr. L. ad + propiare to draw
     near, prope near.]
     1. To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to
        advance nearer.
        [1913 Webster]
              Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city? --2
                                                    Sam. xi. 20.
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              But exhorting one another; and so much the more, as
              ye see the day approaching.           --Heb. x. 25.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to
        approximate; as, he approaches to the character of the
        ablest statesman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Approaching \Ap*proach"ing\, n. (Hort.)
     The act of ingrafting a sprig or shoot of one tree into
     another, without cutting it from the parent stock; -- called,
     also, inarching and grafting by approach.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of the relatively near future; "the approaching
             election"; "this coming Thursday"; "the forthcoming
             holidays"; "the upcoming spring fashions" [syn:
             approaching, coming(a), forthcoming, upcoming]
      n 1: the event of one object coming closer to another [syn:
           approach, approaching]
      2: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time; "the
         approach of winter" [syn: approach, approaching,
      3: the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the
         hunter's approach scattered the geese" [syn: approach,
         approaching, coming]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "approaching":
     about to be, advancing, already in sight, approximate,
     approximating, approximative, arm-in-arm, arriving, asymptotic,
     at hand, attracted to, brewing, burning, centripetal, centrolineal,
     cheek-by-jowl, close, close at hand, coming, concurrent, confluent,
     confocal, connivent, converging, desired, destinal, destined,
     determined, drawn to, emergent, entering, eventual, extrapolated,
     fatal, fated, fatidic, focal, forthcoming, future, futuristic,
     gathering, going to happen, hand-in-hand, hereafter, homeward,
     homeward-bound, hoped-for, hot, immediate, imminent, impendent,
     impending, in danger imminent, in prospect, in reserve, in store,
     in the cards, in the offing, in the wind, in view, inbound,
     incoming, instant, intimate, inward-bound, later, looming,
     lowering, lurking, meeting, menacing, mutually approaching, near,
     near at hand, near the mark, nearing, nearish, nigh, nighish,
     on the horizon, oncoming, overhanging, planned, plotted, predicted,
     preparing, probable, projected, prophesied, propinque, prospective,
     proximal, proximate, radial, radiating, side-by-side, tangent,
     tangential, that will be, threatening, to come, to-be, ultimate,
     uniting, upcoming, vicinal, waiting, warm

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