(transitive, obsolete) To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
1.opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached, The cask was set abroach.
2.astir; in circulation.
1. (postpositive) (of a cask, barrel, etc) tapped; broached Word OriginC14, from Old French abrochier from a- to + brochier to broach1Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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