The doctors were accosted by local settlers, and the Arab doctors and their families were subjected to racial harassment.
The young lawyer was returning to her townhouse near Regents Park with her boyfriend when she was accosted soon after dark.
November 20—Franco November 21—Harvard On reaching the sidewalk, they were accosted by the New Haven police.
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.