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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [brohch]
    • /broʊtʃ/
    • /brəʊtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [brohch]
    • /broʊtʃ/

Definitions of broach word

  • verb broach When you broach a subject, especially a sensitive one, you mention it in order to start a discussion on it. 3
  • verb broach to initiate (a topic) for discussion 3
  • verb broach to tap or pierce (a container) to draw off (a liquid) 3
  • verb broach to open in order to begin to use 3
  • verb broach to break the surface of the water 3
  • verb broach to enlarge and finish (a hole) by reaming 3

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Origin of broach

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (noun) Middle English broche < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *brocca spike, horn, tap of a cask (Medieval Latin broca), noun use of feminine of Latin adj. brocc(h)us projecting (said of teeth); (v.) Middle English brochen < Old French broch(i)er, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Broach


broach popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

broach usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for broach

verb broach

  • bring up — When someone brings up a child, they look after it until it is an adult. If someone has been brought up in a certain place or with certain attitudes, they grew up in that place or were taught those attitudes when they were growing up.
  • moot — open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: Whether that was the cause of their troubles is a moot point.
  • advance — To advance means to move forward, often in order to attack someone.
  • ventilate — to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated.
  • offer — to present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: He offered me a cigarette.

Antonyms for broach

verb broach

  • take back — to get into one's hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write.
  • deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • dissuade — to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often followed by from): She dissuaded him from leaving home.
  • stop — to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running.

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