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1. Opened or positioned so that a liquid, such as wine, can be let out.
2. In a state of action; astir.
[Middle English abroche : a-, on, in; see a-2 + broche, a pointed object, spigot; see broach1.]
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(postpositive) (of a cask, barrel, etc) tapped; broached
[C14: from Old French abrochier from a- to + brochier to broach1]
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1. opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached: The cask was set abroach.
2. astir; in circulation.
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|Adj.||1.||abroach - of a cask or barrel; "the cask was set abroach"|
tapped - in a condition for letting out liquid drawn out as by piercing or drawing a plug; "latex from tapped rubber trees"
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