To broach is defined as to cautiously bring up a sensitive or controversial topic.(verb)
An example of broach is when you bring up a subject with your spouse that you have fought about many times before.
The definition of a broach is a large piece of women's jewelry.(noun)
An example of a broach is a 3" pin that you wear on your winter coat.
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Origin: ME broche, a pin, peg, spit < OFr broche, broc < ML brocca, a spike, point < L broccus, with projecting teeth; of Celt orig.
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transitive verb broached, broach·ing, broach·es
Origin: Middle English brochen, to pierce
Origin: , probably from broche, pointed weapon or implement
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *brocca
Origin: , from Latin broccus, projecting.
intr. & tr.v. broached, broach·ing, broach·es
Origin: Probably from broach1.
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