Accost - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈkɔːst|  American pronunciation of the word accost
Brit.  |əˈkɒst|  British pronunciation of the word accost


- speak to someone (syn: address)
- approach with an offer of sexual favors (syn: hook, solicit)


He was accosted by three gang members on the subway.

She was so famous that people would accost her on the street and ask for an autograph.

He was accosted by four youths and forced to give them all his money.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: accost
he/she/it: accosts
present participle: accosting
past tense: accosted
past participle: accosted
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