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broach, brooch

The verb broach means to open up a subject or a container of liquid.

  • I hesitated to broach the subject of his behaviour at the meeting.
  • The rowdy mutineers broached the casks of rum and began to drink.

A brooch is a piece of jewellery which is fastened with a pin.

  • The entertainer wore a lovely brooch on the lapel of her jacket.