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accost

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accost \Ac*cost"\, verb (used without an object) To adjoin; to lie alongside. [Obs.] "The shores which to the sea accost." --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accost \Ac*cost"\, noun Address; greeting. [R.] --J. Morley.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accost \Ac*cost"\ (#; 115), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Accosted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accosting}.] [F. accoster, LL. accostare to bring side by side; L. ad + costa rib, side. See {Coast}, and cf. {Accoast}.]

1. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. [Obs.] "So much [of Lapland] as accosts the sea." --Fuller.

2. To approach; to make up to. [Archaic] --Shak.

3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. "Him, Satan thus accosts." --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

accost

verb

1: speak to someone [syn: {address}, {accost}, {come up to}]

2: approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park" [syn: {hook}, {solicit}, {accost}]


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