1. from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + costa "rib, side" (see coast).
前缀ac-同ad-. -cost, 岸，同coast.原指军事行动中的渡海登岸，后词义缩小为搭讪。
- accost (v.)
- 1570s, from Middle French accoster "move up to," from Italian accostare or directly from Late Latin accostare "come up to the side," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + costa "rib, side" (see coast (n.)). The original notion is of fleets of warships attacking an enemy's coast. Related: Accosted; accosting.
- 1. He ruminated on his defenses before he should accost her father.
- 2. Family was touched by him, accost he ate and drink.
- 家人被他感动了, 招呼他吃喝了一顿.
- 3. They have been assigned to accost strangers and extract secrets from them.
- 4. It is forbidden accost others while chewing.
- 5. Female booking clerk at once enthusiastic accost, call person offer one's seat to sb.
- 女售票员连忙热情招呼, 叫人让座.
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