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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018