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accost

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccostac‧cost /əˈkɒst $ əˈkɒːst, əˈkɑːst/ verb [transitive] written 🔊 🔊 TALK TO somebodyto go towards someone you do not know and speak to them in an unpleasant or threatening way 🔊 He was accosted by four youths and forced to give them all his money.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
accostOne black professor was verbally accosted by a white student.They were accosted by three white youths who taunted and then attacked them.Two men accosted her in front of her apartment building.No one was near enough to accost her or wonder about her presence.A white-faced Mathilda sped by me in the gallery but Benjamin was shouting for me so I decided not to accost her.No one other than herself pursued or accosted Ruth.
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Verb table
accost
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyaccost
he, she, itaccosts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyaccosted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave accosted
he, she, ithas accosted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad accosted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill accost
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have accosted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam accosting
he, she, itis accosting
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you, we, theyare accosting
Past
I, he, she, itwas accosting
you, we, theywere accosting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been accosting
he, she, ithas been accosting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been accosting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be accosting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been accosting
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