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abroach

[uh-brohch]
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adverb, adjective
  1. opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached: The cask was set abroach.
  2. astir; in circulation.
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Origin of abroach

First recorded in 1350–1400, abroach is from the Middle English word abroche. See a-1, broach
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British Dictionary definitions for abroach

abroach

adjective
  1. (postpositive) (of a cask, barrel, etc) tapped; broached
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French abrochier from a- to + brochier to broach 1
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