Broached
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. [1913 Webster]

I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor. Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood. [1913 Webster]

Whereat with blade, with bloody blameful blade, He bravely broached his boiling bloody breast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To open for the first time, as stores. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth; to introduce as a topic of conversation. [1913 Webster]

Those very opinions themselves had broached. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

5. To cause to begin or break out. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. (Masonry) To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by chiseling with a coarse tool. [Scot. & North of Eng.] [1913 Webster]

7. To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] I ll broach the tadpole on my rapier s point. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To tap; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broaching — 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. [1913 Webster] I ll broach the tadpole on my rapier s point. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To broach to — 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. [1913 Webster] I ll broach the tadpole on my rapier s point. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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