ALL meanings of accost

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  • verb accost If someone accosts another person, especially a stranger, they stop them or go up to them and speak to them in a way that seems rude or threatening. 3
  • verb accost to approach, stop, and speak to (a person), as to ask a question, accuse of a crime, solicit sexually, etc 3
  • noun accost a greeting 3
  • verb transitive accost to approach and speak to; greet first, before being greeted, esp. in an intrusive way 3
  • verb transitive accost to solicit for sexual purposes 3
  • noun accost Approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively. 1
  • transitive verb accost approach boldly 1
  • verb with object accost to confront boldly: The beggar accosted me for money. 1
  • verb with object accost to approach, especially with a greeting, question, or remark. 1
  • verb with object accost (of prostitutes, procurers, etc.) to solicit for sexual purposes. 1
  • noun accost a greeting. 1
  • noun accost (rare) Address; greeting. 0
  • verb accost (Transitive Verb) To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request. 0
  • verb accost (Transitive Verb) OBS To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. 0
  • verb accost (Transitive Verb) OBS To approach; to come up to. 0
  • verb accost (Transitive Verb) To speak to first; to address; to greet. 0
  • verb accost (Intransitive Verb) OBS To adjoin; to lie alongside. 0
  • verb accost To solicit sexually. 0
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