Or, even more embarrassingly, she did and opted to accost Aslan about his religion regardless of the claims in his book.
The dreamer tries to help, and fends off a man who is about to accost her with lecherous intentions.
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.