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accroach

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French acrochier (to hook in), from a- + croche (hook).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

accroach (third-person singular simple present accroaches, present participle accroaching, simple past and past participle accroached)

  1. (transitive) To hook, or draw to oneself as with a hook.
  2. (transitive) To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.
    • They had attempted to accroach to themselves royal power. - Stubbs
  3. (intransitive) To encroach.

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