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accroach

[uh-krohch] /əˈkroʊtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to assume to oneself without right or authority; usurp.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English acrochen < Anglo-French a(c)crocher to catch hold of, seize, usurp, Old French: derivative of croc hook, crook1 (< Germanic) with ac- ac-; cf. encroach
Related forms
accroachment, noun
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