abroach

adverb or adjective
\ ə-ˈbrōch How to pronounce abroach (audio) \

Definition of abroach

1 archaic : in a condition for letting out a liquid (such as wine)
2 archaic : in action or agitation : astir mischiefs that I set abroach— William Shakespeare

First Known Use of abroach

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abroach

Middle English abroche, from a- a- entry 1 + broche "pointed rod, broach entry 1"

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“Abroach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abroach. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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