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.

Derived termsEdit

  • accroachement
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 00:55