- opened so that the liquid contents can come out; broached
- in motion; astir
Origin of abroachMiddle English abroche from a-, on + broche, skewer, spit: see broach
- Opened or positioned so that a liquid, such as wine, can be let out.
- In a state of action; astir.
Origin of abroachMiddle English abroche a- on, in ; see a- 2. broche a pointed object, spigot ; see broach 1.
(third-person singular simple present abroaches, present participle abroaching, simple past and past participle abroached)
- (obsolete) To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
From Middle English abroche, from Guernésiais, from Old French abroche (“to spigot”). Equivalent to a- + broach.