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accroach

[uh-krohch]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to assume to oneself without right or authority; usurp.
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Origin of accroach

1275–1325; Middle English acrochen < Anglo-French a(c)crocher to catch hold of, seize, usurp, Old French: derivative of croc hook, crook1 (< Germanic) with ac- ac-; cf. encroach
Related formsac·croach·ment, noun
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Related Words for accroach

lift, seize, wrest, preempt, supplant, annex, confiscate, hijack, appropriate, expropriate, impound, sequester, requisition, presume, assume, commandeer, take, usurp, demand, acquire