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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

286. [Motion Towards.] Approach.

   NOUN:APPROACH, approximation, approximateness, appropinquation; access; appulse, appulsion; afflux, affluxion; advent &c. (approach of time) [See Futurity]; pursuit [See Pursuit].
   VERB:APPROACH, approximate [archaic], appropinquate [rare]; near; get -, go -, draw- near; come, – near, – to close quarters; move towards, set in towards; drift; make up to [dial. or slang]; gain upon; pursue [See Pursuit]; tread on the heels of; bear up; make land; hug the shore, hug the land.
   ADJECTIVE:APPROACHING &c. v.; approximate, approximative; affluent; converging, connivent, convergent; impending, imminent (destined) [See Destiny].
   ADVERB:on the road.
   INTERJECTION: APPROACH! come hither! here! come! come near! forward!