Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of accost.
  • noun The act of physically confronting a person.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I had to sell my commercial building on another main drag (considerably farther east) and leave for the same reason: bums "accosting" us and our customers.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • An increase in the number of panhandlers "accosting" motorists at the Camdenton Square has led to a move by the board of aldermen to look into what can be done to prohibit solicitors in the roadway.

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  • In fact, last month's conviction marked the 20th time Mr. Jabbar had been convicted of fraudulent accosting.

    Scam Artist Sentenced

  • Looking extraordinarily like the young Pinter with his long sideburns and accosting profile, he shows Robert as a man who conceals his emotional hurt under a sardonic mask and relishes his power over the unaware Jerry.

    Betrayal - review

  • What with all the giant mechs battling aliens and things with many tentacles accosting lolita-ish characters, you'd think the SF might be a bit strange to.

    REVIEW: The Lord Of The Sands Of Time by Issui Ogawa

  • Startled, I looked over the railing for the woman and the pervert accosting her.

    On the sidewalks of New York with Lance Mannion, strolling pervert

  • Here was this odd Canadian guy with a nasal voice and two bizarre sidekicks (Glenn Humplik and Phil Giroux, both friends from his days on college radio), accosting people on the street armed only with a video camera and a raw comedic talent.

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  • Looking extraordinarily like the young Pinter with his long sideburns and accosting profile, he shows Robert as a man who conceals his emotional hurt under a sardonic mask and relishes his power over the unaware Jerry.

    Betrayal - review

  • Bill was photographed in front of the Alaska 9/11 Glenn Beck-Sarah Palin rally after accosting and pointing a finger at a protester while shouting in her face, "Socialist!"

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  • There was another woman with her, and I supposed there might be female perverts out and about accosting other women, but this second woman was looking at me with an expression not quite as angry as the other woman's but every bit as indignant.

    On the sidewalks of New York with Lance Mannion, strolling pervert

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