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broach is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of broach in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… before they even broach the topic with …”
meanings of broach
Alternative spelling of brooch.
A spit for cooking food.
A series of chisel points mounted on one piece of steel. For example, the toothed stone chisel shown here.
An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers.
A spire rising from a tower.
The stick from which candle wicks are suspended for dipping.
The pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.
A broad chisel for stone-cutting.
A spit-like start on the head of a young stag.
To cause to turn sideways to oncoming waves, especially large or breaking waves (usually followed by to; also figurative). Each time we came around into the wind, the sea broached our bow.
To be turned sideways to oncoming waves, especially large or breaking waves.
To make a hole in, especially a cask of liquor, and put in a tap in order to draw the liquid.
To open, to make an opening into; to pierce.
To begin discussion about (something).
broach frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word broach occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.