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abroach

[uh-brohch] /əˈbroʊtʃ/
adverb, adjective
1.
opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached:
The cask was set abroach.
2.
astir; in circulation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English abroche. See a-1, broach
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abroach

/əˈbrəʊtʃ/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) (of a cask, barrel, etc) tapped; broached
Word Origin
C14: from Old French abrochier from a- to + brochier to broach1
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