Meaning of BROACH in English

BROACH

verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

broach a subject (= start talking about a sensitive subject )

She hesitated, wondering exactly how to broach the subject of their sleeping arrangements.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

idea

He broached the idea of seeking direct government aid to a neighbor.

matter

He broached the matter carefully while Marshall put a match to some logs in the grate.

question

He talked freely about quite a number of subjects, but had not once broached the question of being sent ashore.

subject

But what was still troubling her was the fact that she had still not broached the subject of Janice.

Popular magazines now broach the subject of mental illness, while the government is encouraging research into mental health.

It was half a year, he thought, since she had last broached the subject of his bachelor status.

I never broached the subject with him again.

It was nine o'clock and they had been driven in by the mosquitoes before he broached the subject of the night before.

Now, popular magazines regularly broach the subject .

It had been Adam, too, who had broached the subject of a new computer programming system for the business.

When, two months later, Father van Exem broached the subject , the Archbishop was actually quite upset about the idea.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He decided not to broach the subject of divorce until his wife had recovered from her illness.

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.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But we have not yet broached the explanation of these changes.

But what was still troubling her was the fact that she had still not broached the subject of Janice.

It was half a year, he thought, since she had last broached the subject of his bachelor status.

Moreover Pound's anti-Semitism, later so notorious, certainly casts a sinister light on his readiness to broach these issues.

Recently, Milosevic broached one possibility.

When, two months later, Father van Exem broached the subject, the Archbishop was actually quite upset about the idea.

You could see De Gaulle fervently hoped it wouldn't be broached again.

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