Abroach meaning

ə-brōch
Opened or positioned so that a liquid, such as wine, can be let out.
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In a state of action; astir.
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Opened so that the liquid contents can come out; broached.
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In motion; astir.
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(obsolete) To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
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Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
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Tapped; broached. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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Astir; moving about. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
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Origin of abroach

  • Middle English abroche a- on, in a–2 broche a pointed object, spigot broach1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English abroche, from Guernésiais, from Old French abroche (“to spigot”). Equivalent to a- +‎ broach.

    From Wiktionary