Definition of Accost in English :

Define Accost in English

Accost meaning in English

Meaning of Accost in English

Pronunciation of Accost in English

Accost pronunciation in English

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1. accost, address, come up to

speak to someone

2. accost, hook, solicit

approach with an offer of sexual favors

Example Sentences:
'he was solicited by a prostitute'
'The young man was caught soliciting in the park'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (transitive)
to approach, stop, and speak to (a person), as to ask a question, accuse of a crime, solicit sexually, etc
2. rare
a greeting

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verb transitive
to approach and speak to; greet first, before being greeted, esp. in an intrusive way
to solicit for sexual purposes
said of a prostitute, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. ac·cost·ed, ac·cost·ing, ac·costs
1. To approach and speak to, especially aggressively or insistently, as with a demand or request.
2. To approach and speak to with the intent of having sex.

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