Complete Definition of "broach"

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English

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/bɹÉÊtÊ/, SAMPA|/[email protected]?/
(General American|US) IPA|/bɹoÊtÊ/, SAMPA|/broUtS/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊtÊ|-ÉÊtÊ
:Homophones: brooch

Etymology 1
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Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A series of chisel points mounted on one piece of steel.

#alternative spelling of|brooch

Translations
;alternative spelling of "brooch"
See brooch

Verb
en-verb|broach|es

#transitive To make a hole in, especially a cask of liquor, and put in a tap in order to draw the liquid.
#transitive figuratively To begin discussion about (something).
#:I broached the subject of contraceptives carefully when the teenager mentioned his promiscuity.

Translations
trans-top|make a hole in
German: anzapfen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|begin discussion about
German: ansprechen, aufbringen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 2
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Verb
en-verb|broach|es

#intransitive To be turned sideways to oncoming waves, especially large or breaking waves.
#:The small boat broached and nearly sank, because of the large waves.
#transitive To cause to turn sideways to oncoming waves, especially large or breaking waves.

Category:English words with multiple etymologies

fr:broach
io:broach
te:broach
vi:broach
zh:broach

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