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broach

broach

 
pronunciation:
broch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tapered tool for making, shaping, or enlarging holes; gimlet.
synonyms:
awl, gimlet
similar words:
borer, chisel
definition 2: the hole made by such a tool.
similar words:
bore, boring, hole
definition 3: a spit for roasting meat.
synonyms:
spit
similar words:
brochette, rod, skewer
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: broached, broaches, broaching
definition 1: to suggest or mention for the first time; bring up.
I hesitated to broach the subject of his drinking.
synonyms:
moot, raise
similar words:
advance, introduce, mention, pose, propose, suggest
definition 2: to create or enlarge (a hole), esp. in order to draw out liquid, as from a cask.
synonyms:
tip
similar words:
bore
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to break the surface of the water.
The whale broached as it swam away.
synonyms:
breach, surface
definition 2: to veer so as to be broadside to the wind and waves (usu. fol. by to).
similar words:
veer