Abroach
Abroach A*broach", adv. [Pref. a- + broach.] 1. Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped. [1913 Webster]

Hogsheads of ale were set abroach. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir. ``Mischiefs that I set abroach.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Abroach — A*broach , v. t. [OE. abrochen, OF. abrochier. See {Broach}.] To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abroach — [ə brōch′] adv., adj. [ME abroche < a , on + broche, skewer, spit: see BROACH] 1. opened so that the liquid contents can come out; broached 2. in motion; astir …   English World dictionary

  • abroach — adverb or adjective Date: 14th century 1. archaic in a condition for letting out a liquid (as wine) 2. archaic in action or agitation ; astir < mischiefs that I set abroach Shakespeare > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abroach — /euh brohch /, adv., adj. 1. opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached: The cask was set abroach. 2. astir; in circulation. [1350 1400; ME abroche. See A 1, BROACH] * * * …   Universalium

  • abroach — a•broach [[t]əˈbroʊtʃ[/t]] adv. adj. 1) opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached: The cask was set abroach[/ex] 2) astir; in circulation • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • abroach — adjective of a cask or barrel the cask was set abroach • Syn: ↑broached • Similar to: ↑tapped …   Useful english dictionary

  • abroach — adverb a) Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped. b) Hence: in a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir …   Wiktionary

  • abroach — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. opened, broached, let out …   English dictionary for students

  • abroach — É™ brəʊtʃ adj. opened or tapped (such as a faucet) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abroach — ad. 1. Broached, tapped, on tap, flowing, aflow, running. 2. A going, diffused, diffusive …   New dictionary of synonyms

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