- accordion pleat,
- accordion pleats,
- accoucheur's hand,
Origin of accosted
verb (used with object)
Origin of accost
Examples from the Web for accosted
Days later, supermodel Kate Moss accosted Bieber at another party in Ibiza, giving him a dressing down over his behavior.
The young lawyer was returning to her townhouse near Regents Park with her boyfriend when she was accosted soon after dark.Thief Holds Tony Blair’s Daughter At Gunpoint Demanding Jewels and Cash|Nico Hines|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What if he wanted a snack on the way home and accosted a woman on some pretext?
They sneaked into the garage claiming it was public property and accosted her.
And, while telling off Davies, Efron is accosted by an admiring mother at the mall.
His eyes wandered suspiciously around; his voice faltered as he accosted his betrothed.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
Finding his countenance to indicate youth and benevolence, I accosted him as he approached.The Citizen-Soldier|John Beatty
Lester Armstrong had no sooner stepped to the pavement than he was accosted by a man who stepped suddenly up to him.Mischievous Maid Faynie|Laura Jean Libbey
We met two or three elegantly dressed Californians to-day, who accosted us with much civility and apparent friendliness.What I Saw in California|Edwin Bryant
The officer looked amazed at being so accosted, but, like a good sport, laughed and ordered the horse to be turned loose.Policing the Plains|R.G. MacBeth
Word Origin for accost
1570s, from Middle French accoster "move up to," from Italian accostare or directly from Late Latin accostare "come up to the side," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + costa "rib, side" (see coast (n.)). The original notion is of fleets of warships attacking an enemy's coast. Related: Accosted; accosting.