A*broach" (#), v. t. [OE. abrochen, OF. abrochier. See Broach.]

To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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A*broach", adv. [Pref. a- + broach.]

1.

Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped.

Hogsheads of ale were set abroach. Sir W. Scott.

2.

Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir.

"Mischiefs that I set abroach."

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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