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Definition of accost verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

accost

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verb
NAmE//əˈkɔst//
 
, NAmE//əˈkɑst//
 
accost somebody (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accost
 
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he / she / it accosts
 
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past simple accosted
 
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-ing form accosting
 
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to go up to someone and speak to them, especially in a way that is rude or threatening She was accosted in the street by a complete stranger.
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