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English Dictionary: broached by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. of a cask or barrel; "the cask was set abroach" [syn: abroach, broached]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Broach \Broach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Broached}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Broaching}.] [F. brocher, fr. broche. See {Broach}, n.]
      1. To spit; to pierce as with a spit.
                     I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point.
      2. To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor.
            Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood.
                     Whereat with blade, with bloody blameful blade, He
                     bravely broached his boiling bloody breast. --Shak.
      3. To open for the first time, as stores.
                     You shall want neither weapons, victuals, nor aid; I
                     will open the old armories, I will broach my store,
                     and will bring forth my stores.         --Knolles.
      4. To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth;
            to introduce as a topic of conversation.
                     Those very opinions themselves had broached.
      5. To cause to begin or break out. [Obs.] --Shak.
      6. (Masonry) To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by
            chiseling with a coarse tool. [Scot. & North of Eng.]
      7. To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach.
      {To broach to} (Naut.), to incline suddenly to windward, so
            as to lay the sails aback, and expose the vessel to the
            danger of oversetting.
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