near-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: approach

As they neared the river, they heard rifle fire in the distance.
The call came again as he neared the house.
The temperature neared 100 degrees, and they had to abort the flight.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: near.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1