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.
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I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point.
Shak.
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2. To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor. Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood.
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Whereat with blade, with bloody blameful blade,
He bravely broached his boiling bloody breast.
Shak.
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3. To open for the first time, as stores.
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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.
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4. To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth; to introduce as a topic of conversation.
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Those very opinions themselves had broached.
Swift.
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5. To cause to begin or break out. [Obs.] Shak.
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6. (Masonry) To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by chiseling with a coarse tool. [Scot. & North of Eng.]
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7. To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach.
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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.
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