Translation of accost in Spanish:


abordar, v.

Pronunciation /əˈkɔst/ /əˈkɑst/ /əˈkɒst/

transitive verb

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    he was accosted by a man in the street un hombre lo abordó en la calle
    • the women complain of being accosted on the street las mujeres se quejan de ser importunadas en la calle
    • A few minutes ago he was accosted by reporters after locking horns with the Prime Minister during question period.
    • As she got off the plane in Belgium, she was accosted by reporters asking if she was taking anabolic steroids.
    • I am walking speedily along New York's Fifth Avenue when this elegant stranger accosts me, grabs my arm in a vice-like grip and hisses, ‘Where did you get that pin?’
    • But before she spoke Ms Morris was accosted by a placard-waving group of about 20 protesters demanding that they should be paid all year round, not just in term time.
    • His story begins in 1972 when Douglas was accosted at a bus stop in Edinburgh by two bolshie 12-year-olds.
    • Once aboard, to his fugitive embarrassment, he is accosted by a young girl he vaguely remembers.
    • Everybody can stop e-mailing, IMing, and accosting me on the street: I had absolutely nothing to do with this.
    • Earlier in the morning, jockey Walter Cullum accosted King while the latter spoke with reporters.
    • The larger London department stores are moving away from your more traditional Grotto based lap-sitting experiences and towards a more drive-by Santa encounter where the failed beardy actor accosts you on the shop floor.
    • You're strolling absent-mindedly down Coney Street, minding your own business and glancing idly at the displays in shop windows, when an officious little man in a yellow reflective jacket pops out of nowhere and accosts you.
    • I walk into a house in one of the towns and an old man accosts me ‘Hi there young man.’
    • I recall accosting some rowdy teenagers outside my house: my few cautionary words were met with a hail of stones, too small to injure but enough to frighten and humiliate.
    • I considering accosting a hapless victim in the produce department.
    • I do, however, have a problem with people accosting me on the street and begging me in their particularly weird way to donate money to African babies.
    • More recently, we've seen six-foot koalas accosting political leaders and asking in depth questions on real issues.
    • It won't be long now until it will be no longer safe to walk the streets, without hoards of mad students in tartan trousers and kaftans accosting you with home made fliers.
    • Making my way through the train I was accosted by a very angry woman.
    • As he accosted parents outside a school in Rotherhithe with a final piece of canvassing yesterday afternoon, he predicted his party would get the most seats since 1923 and the biggest share of the vote since 1983.
    • THERE'S (yet another) famous family story about the time my parents went to a neighbourhood party and a woman accosted my mother over the punchbowl, raving about what a good listener my father was.
    • Examing the display outside of my chosen shop, I was accosted by some youths, of thirteen years or so, who desired that I bought some fireworks on their behalf, a transaction I declined.
    • It's not that I make a habit of accosting MPs in health food shops, it's just that I mistakenly believed I knew him.