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broach

verb [T] uk   /brəʊtʃ/ us    /broʊtʃ/

broach verb [T] (BEGIN)

to begin a discussion of something difficult: At some point we've got to discuss money but I don't know quite how to broach the subject with him.

broach verb [T] (OPEN)

formal to open a bottle or barrel in order to drink its contents: Shall we broach another cask of wine?

broach

noun [C] uk   /brəʊtʃ/ us    /broʊtʃ/
US for brooch
(Definition of broach from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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