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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I'll  broach  the  tadpole  on  my  rapier's  point. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  tap;  to  pierce,  as  a  cask,  in  order  to  draw  the  liquor. 
  Hence:  To  let  out  to  shed,  as  blood. 
 
  Whereat  with  blade,  with  bloody  blameful  blade,  He 
  bravely  broached  his  boiling  bloody  breast.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  open  for  the  first  time,  as  stores. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  To  make  public;  to  utter;  to  publish  first  to  put  forth; 
  to  introduce  as  a  topic  of  conversation. 
 
  Those  very  opinions  themselves  had  broached. 
  --Swift. 
 
  5.  To  cause  to  begin  or  break  out  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  6.  (Masonry)  To  shape  roughly,  as  a  block  of  stone,  by 
  chiseling  with  a  coarse  tool.  [Scot.  &  North  of  Eng.] 
 
  7.  To  enlarge  or  dress  (a  hole),  by  using  a  broach. 
 
  {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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