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broach

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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broachbroach /brəʊtʃ $ broʊtʃ/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 broach the subject/question/matter etc2 DFDto open a bottle or barrel containing wine, beer etc
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broachYou could see De Gaulle fervently hoped it wouldn't be broached again.Recently, Milosevic broached one possibility.But we have not yet broached the explanation of these changes.I think Susan is being bullied at school, but every time I try to broach the matter with her she refuses to talk about it.He decided not to broach the subject of divorce until his wife had recovered from her illness.It was half a year, he thought, since she had last broached the subject of his bachelor status.But what was still troubling her was the fact that she had still not broached the subject of Janice.When, two months later, Father van Exem broached the subject, the Archbishop was actually quite upset about the idea.Moreover Pound's anti-Semitism, later so notorious, certainly casts a sinister light on his readiness to broach these issues.
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Verb table
broach
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybroach
he, she, itbroaches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybroached
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave broached
he, she, ithas broached
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad broached
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill broach
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have broached
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam broaching
he, she, itis broaching
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you, we, theyare broaching
Past
I, he, she, itwas broaching
you, we, theywere broaching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been broaching
he, she, ithas been broaching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been broaching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be broaching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been broaching
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