v.approach; (of time or region) close to; close on; near; be in the vicinity
The deadline is approaching.
approach a new era
He lives in a sanatorium close to the sea.
The National Day is drawing coming.
The examination is near at hand.
With an election looming, she has little room for manoeuvre.
- Note"临近" is different from "邻近". "临近" refers to "close to each other in time or location", without the nounal usage; "邻近" refers to adjacent location, with the nounal usage.