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broach

introduce, propose, bring up, submit, advance: Did you broach the subject at the meeting?; a cutting tool; a spit for roasting meat
Not to be confused with:
brooch – an ornament having a pin at the back: That is a lovely brooch on your dress.
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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.]
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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]
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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.
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broach

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

When a water craft is thrown broadside to the wind and waves, against a bar, or against the shoreline.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

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
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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"
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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.
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broach

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

[ˈbrəʊtʃ] vt [+ subject] → aborderB-road B road [ˈbiːrəʊd] (British) n (= minor road) → route f secondaire, route f départementale
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

broach

vt
barrelanstechen, anzapfen
subject, topicanschneiden
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broach

[brəʊtʃ] vt (subject) → affrontare; (bottle of wine) → stappare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995