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broach

[ brohch ]SEE DEFINITION OF broach

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BROACH

He was not timid, however, and resolved to broach the subject.

What say ye if we run back with a fair wind and broach that anker of Nants?'

How should he broach the matter which, moreover, did not concern him?

The thought that had seized him was agony, and he could not broach it at once.

It is as easy to broach in mixed companies what is called "the subject of religion."

I knew what they wanted: they wanted to broach the cargo and get at the liquor.

Again and again I asked myself this question, but I dared not broach it to my relatives.

I 'ain't got a idee on earth what to buy, from a broach to a barouche.

From one point of view it is not necessary to broach this fundamental matter.

In fact, I did not even have to broach the subject of the death of Templeton.

WORD ORIGIN

"pointed instrument," c.1300, from Old French broche (12c.) "spit for roasting, awl, point end, top," from Vulgar Latin *brocca "pointed tool," noun use of fem. of Latin adjective broccus "projecting, pointed" (used especially of teeth), perhaps of Gaulish origin (cf. Gaelic brog "awl").

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