accroach
I verb appropriate, arrogate, assume, break bounds, encroach, impose upon, infringe, interlope, intrude, invade, obtrude, overstep, presume on, take over, transgress, trespass, usurp II index annex (arrogate), assume (seize), condemn (seize), impropriate, obtrude, overreach, overstep, usurp

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  • accroach — ac*croach ([a^]k*kr[=o]ch ), v. t. [OE. acrochen, accrochen, to obtain, OF. acrochier, F. accrocher; [ a] (L. ad) + croc hook (E. crook).] 1. To hook, or draw to one s self as with a hook. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To usurp, as jurisdiction or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accroach — əˈkrōch, aˈ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ es) Etymology: Middle English acrochen to draw, acquire, from Middle French acrochier, from a (from Latin ad ) + crochier to hook, get hold of, from croc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse krōkr… …   Useful english dictionary

  • accroach — accroachment, n. /euh krohch /, v.t. to assume to oneself without right or authority; usurp. [1275 1325; ME acrochen < AF a(c)crocher to catch hold of, seize, usurp, OF: deriv. of croc hook, CROOK1 ( < Gmc) with ac AC ; cf. ENCROACH] * * * …   Universalium

  • accroach — verb /əˈkrəʊtʃ/ a) To hook, or draw to oneself as with a hook. b) To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives …   Wiktionary

  • accroach — Synonyms and related words: adopt, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, colonize, commandeer, confiscate, conquer, encroach, enslave, expropriate, hog, indent, infringe, invade, jump a claim, make free with, make use of, monopolize, occupy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • accroach — v. take without authority, steal, usurp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accroach — ac·croach …   English syllables

  • accroach — To encroach; to exercise power without authority …   Black's law dictionary

  • accroach — An obsolete term for encroach particularly encroaching upon the authority of another. See 4 Bl Comm 75 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Encroach — En*croach , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Encroached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Encroaching}.] [OF. encrochier to perch, prop., to hook, fasten a hook (perh. confused with acrochier, F. accrocher, to hook, get hold of, E. accroach); pref. en (L. in) + F. croc… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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