(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/bÉ¹É�Ê�tÊ�/, SAMPA|/[email protected]?/
(General American|US) IPA|/bÉ¹oÊ�tÊ�/, SAMPA|/broUtS/
- A series of chisel points mounted on one piece of steel.
#alternative spelling of|brooch
;alternative spelling of "brooch"
#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.
trans-top|make a hole in
trans-top|begin discussion about
German: ansprechen, aufbringen
#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