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accost
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Definition
to approach aggressively or inappropriately
  • At the door Tom dropped back a step and accosted a Sunday-dressed comrade: "Say, Billy, got a yaller ticket?"
    Chapter 4 (30% in)
  • When Jeff arrived, Tom accosted him; and "led up" warily to opportunities for remark about Becky, but the giddy lad never could see the bait.
    Chapter 12 (85% in)

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