Accost

Definition of Accost

Ac`cost´   Pronunciation: #; 115
v. t.1.To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
[imp. & p. p. Accosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accosting.]
2.To approach; to make up to.
3.To speak to first; to address; to greet.
v. i.1.To adjoin; to lie alongside.
n.1.Address; greeting.

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