[ UK /ɐkˈɒst/ ]
[ US /əˈkɔst/ ]
  1. approach with an offer of sexual favors
    he was solicited by a prostitute
    The young man was caught soliciting in the park
  2. speak to someone
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How To Use accost In A Sentence

  • On my way home I was accosted by a mewing tabby and white shorthair cat that proceeded to follow me home.
  • As they were filming some of their beach-heavy programming, I was accosted at several points by camera crews and veejays.
  • As far as being recognized ( "accosted") in LA ... you're welcome. Steve Skrovan: An Open Letter to Eric Alterman
  • I am walking speedily along New York's Fifth Avenue when this elegant stranger accosts me, grabs my arm in a vice-like grip and hisses, ‘Where did you get that pin?’
  • But before she spoke Ms Morris was accosted by a placard-waving group of about 20 protesters demanding that they should be paid all year round, not just in term time.
  • Almost from the moment you step off the plane, you will be accosted by touts, hawkers and rogues.
  • Walking in soft finnesko, the magnetician opens an inner door, to be at once accosted by darkness, made more intense after the white glare of the snow. The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
  • A very peculiar, literate yet threatening bagman, Fred, accosts him.
  • I recall accosting some rowdy teenagers outside my house: my few cautionary words were met with a hail of stones, too small to injure but enough to frighten and humiliate.
  • They saw him slouch for'ard after breakfast, and, like a mendicant, with outstretched palm, accost a sailor. LOVE OF LIFE
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