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broach 1

 (brōch)
tr.v. broached, broach·ing, broach·es
1.
a. To bring up (a subject) for discussion or debate.
b. To announce: We broached our plans for the new year.
2. To pierce in order to draw off liquid: broach a keg of beer.
3. To draw off (a liquid) by piercing a hole in a cask or other container.
4. To shape or enlarge (a hole) with a tapered, serrated tool.
n.
1.
a. A tapered, serrated tool used to shape or enlarge a hole.
b. The hole made by such a tool.
2. A spit for roasting meat.
3. A mason's narrow chisel.
4. A gimlet for tapping or broaching casks.
5. Variant of brooch.

[Middle English brochen, to pierce, probably from broche, pointed weapon or implement, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *brocca, from Latin broccus, projecting.]

broach′er n.
Synonyms: broach1, introduce, moot, raise
These verbs mean to bring forward a point, topic, or question for consideration or discussion: broach the subject tactfully; introduce a tax bill before the legislature; an idea that was mooted before the committee; raised the problem of dropouts with the faculty.

broach 2

 (brōch)
intr. & tr.v. broached, broach·ing, broach·es Nautical
To veer or cause to veer broadside to the wind and waves: tried to keep the boat from broaching to.

[Probably from broach.]

broach

(brəʊtʃ)
vb
1. (tr) to initiate (a topic) for discussion: to broach a dangerous subject.
2. (tr) to tap or pierce (a container) to draw off (a liquid): to broach a cask; to broach wine.
3. (tr) to open in order to begin to use: to broach a shipment.
4. (intr) to break the surface of the water: the trout broached after being hooked.
5. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) machinery to enlarge and finish (a hole) by reaming
n
6. (Tools) a long tapered toothed cutting tool for enlarging holes
7. (Cookery) a spit for roasting meat, etc
8. (Architecture) a roof covering the corner triangle on the top of a square tower having an octagonal spire
9. (Mechanical Engineering) a pin, forming part of some types of lock, that registers in the hollow bore of a key
10. (Tools) a tool used for tapping casks
11. (Jewellery) a less common spelling of brooch
[C14: from Old French broche, from Vulgar Latin brocca (unattested), from Latin brochus projecting]
ˈbroacher n

broach

(brəʊtʃ)
vb
(Nautical Terms) nautical (usually foll by to) to cause (a sailing vessel) to swerve sharply and dangerously or (of a sailing vessel) to swerve sharply and dangerously in a following sea, so as to be broadside to the waves
[C18: perhaps from broach1 in obsolete sense of turn on a spit]

broach

(broʊtʃ)
n.
1. an elongated, tapered, serrated cutting tool for shaping and enlarging holes.
2. a spit for roasting meat.
3. a gimlet for tapping casks.
4. (in a lock) a pin receiving the barrel of a key.
5. a pointed tool for the rough dressing of stone.
6. brooch.
v.t.
7. to mention or suggest for the first time.
8. to enlarge or finish with a broach.
9. to draw (beer, liquor, etc.), as by tapping.
10. to tap or pierce.
v.i.
11. (of a sailing vessel) to veer to windward.
12. to break the surface of water from below.
[1175–1225; Middle English broche < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *brocca spike, horn, tap of a cask, derivative of Latin brocchus projecting]
broach′er, n.

broach

- Comes from Latin brocchus/broccus, "projecting."
See also related terms for projecting.

broach

When a water craft is thrown broadside to the wind and waves, against a bar, or against the shoreline.

broach


Past participle: broached
Gerund: broaching

Imperative
broach
broach
Present
I broach
you broach
he/she/it broaches
we broach
you broach
they broach
Preterite
I broached
you broached
he/she/it broached
we broached
you broached
they broached
Present Continuous
I am broaching
you are broaching
he/she/it is broaching
we are broaching
you are broaching
they are broaching
Present Perfect
I have broached
you have broached
he/she/it has broached
we have broached
you have broached
they have broached
Past Continuous
I was broaching
you were broaching
he/she/it was broaching
we were broaching
you were broaching
they were broaching
Past Perfect
I had broached
you had broached
he/she/it had broached
we had broached
you had broached
they had broached
Future
I will broach
you will broach
he/she/it will broach
we will broach
you will broach
they will broach
Future Perfect
I will have broached
you will have broached
he/she/it will have broached
we will have broached
you will have broached
they will have broached
Future Continuous
I will be broaching
you will be broaching
he/she/it will be broaching
we will be broaching
you will be broaching
they will be broaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been broaching
you have been broaching
he/she/it has been broaching
we have been broaching
you have been broaching
they have been broaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been broaching
you will have been broaching
he/she/it will have been broaching
we will have been broaching
you will have been broaching
they will have been broaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been broaching
you had been broaching
he/she/it had been broaching
we had been broaching
you had been broaching
they had been broaching
Conditional
I would broach
you would broach
he/she/it would broach
we would broach
you would broach
they would broach
Past Conditional
I would have broached
you would have broached
he/she/it would have broached
we would have broached
you would have broached
they would have broached
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broach - a decorative pin worn by womenbroach - a decorative pin worn by women  
pin - a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
sunburst - a jeweled brooch with a pattern resembling the sun
Verb1.broach - bring up a topic for discussion
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"

broach

verb
1. bring up, approach, introduce, mention, speak of, talk of, open up, hint at, touch on, raise the subject of Eventually I broached the subject of her early life.
2. open, crack, pierce, puncture, uncork He would ask the landlord to broach a new barrel of wine.

broach

verb
To put forward (a topic) for discussion:
Translations

broach

[brəʊtʃ] VT
1. [+ cask] → espitar; [+ bottle etc] → abrir
2. [+ subject] → abordar, sacar a colación
he didn't broach the subjectno sacó el tema a colación, no abordó ese tema

broach

[ˈbrəʊtʃ] vt [+ subject] → aborderB-road B road [ˈbiːrəʊd] (British) n (= minor road) → route f secondaire, route f départementale

broach

vt
barrelanstechen, anzapfen
subject, topicanschneiden

broach

[brəʊtʃ] vt (subject) → affrontare; (bottle of wine) → stappare
References in classic literature ?
It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
Their good luck, they felt, had given them the right to think about a home; and sitting out on the doorstep that summer evening, they held consultation about it, and Jurgis took occasion to broach a weighty subject.
Haley and the stranger smoked a while in silence, neither seeming willing to broach the test question of the interview.
I could see I was going considerable to looard of the bush, so I worked my starboard wing slow and went ahead strong on the port one, but it wouldn't answer; I could see I was going to broach to, so I slowed down on both, and lit.
Oswald, broach the oldest wine-cask; place the best mead, the mightiest ale, the richest morat, the most sparkling cider, the most odoriferous pigments, upon the board; fill the largest horns* Templars and Abbots
My cousins and clansmen came about me, and pressed me sorely to remain; many a sheep and many an ox did they slaughter, and many a fat hog did they set down to roast before the fire; many a jar, too, did they broach of my father's wine.
We will broach the matter to them at a series of dinners at which we will be joint hosts.
And I had a commission to broach one of them as soon as I should begin to talk.
It is as easy to broach in mixed companies what is called "the subject of religion.
True, true," said D'Artagnan, slowly, hardly convinced, yet curious to broach another phase of the conversation.
After some further discussion, my mother promised once more to assist me, provided I would wait and be patient; and I left her to broach the matter to my father, when and how she deemed it most advisable: never doubting her ability to obtain his consent.
I have tried on several occasions to broach the subject of my love to Lys; but she will not listen.