Meaning of accost

ac•cost

Pronunciation: (u-kôst', u-kost'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to confront boldly: The beggar accosted me for money.
  2. to approach, esp. with a greeting, question, or remark.
  3. (of prostitutes, procurers, etc.) to solicit for sexual purposes.
—n.
  1. a greeting.
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