accost accost  /ə ˈkɔst/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) speak to someone
  2. (v) approach with an offer of sexual favors

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But on the way home that night, ruffians accost Ivanovich, steal his coat and with it his reason for existence.
  2. In that country you cannot walk down the street without having a woman accost you in order to subsist.
  3. He accepts as part of the job the autograph seekers who accost him in hotel lobbies and restaurants.

News

  1. Protestors Accost GTac Woman while on Mine Site

    Mellen, WI (NNCNOW.com) - One women working for Gogebic Taconite was accosted while out working at the mine site on Tuesday. "Well we set up our drilling equipment, and some of the protesters, there were less violent protesters out there and there were folks who were there to cause trouble,
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Northland's News Center

  2. Go Daddy Nerd Sexually Harasses “Twilight” Star

    The nerd who forced us all to give a collective “Ewwww” during this year’s Super Bowl by swapping saliva with Bar Refaeli is in trouble this week after he accosted “Twilight” star Nikki Reed and forced a kiss on her. …
    on June 8, 2013     Source: WebProNews

Quotes

  1. "There are plenty of Indian cricketers the guy could have attacked but he chose to attack me. I don't really buy the fact that he was talking about the lack of Orissa players in the Indian team. If that was the case why didn't he accost the chairman...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Greg Chappell Source: Hindu

  2. "Go on the streets of New Orleans - it's secure," said Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore. "Have you been to New Orleans? Did anybody accost you?"
    on Sep 5, 2005 By: Russel Honore Source: USA Today

  3. "I've been here a long time," said House Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter, DN.Y.,a 23-year House veteran, "I've never heard anyone accost a president like that."
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Louise Slaughter Source: Ethiopian Review

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