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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To mention for the first time or to bring up.

Usage examples (38)
  • Jim wanted to marry Susie, but he was afraid to broach the subject.
  • A broach is a rod used for roasting meat or a sharp-pointed tool used for making a hole.
  • Should she broach the subject of the operation now?
  • He never talked of the past -- no man ever dared broach it. for more
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  • Hesitantly, he "broached" (made known for the first time) the subject of the lost "brooch" (piece of jewelry).
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