Complete Definition of "accroach"

English
Etymology
From Old French acrochier "to hook in", from a- + croche "hook".

Pronunciation
RP:

  • IPA|/əˈkrəʊtʃ/

Verb
en-verb|accroach|es

  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

  1. intransitive To encroach.

Derived terms
accroachement

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