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accroach

[ uh-krohch ]
/ əˈkroʊtʃ /
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verb (used with object)
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

OTHER WORDS FROM accroach

ac·croach·ment, noun
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