[ uh-krohch ]
/ əˈkroʊtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to assume to oneself without right or authority; usurp.

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 forms

ac·croach·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019