broach to

broach (something) to (someone)

To mention or discuss something with someone. I wouldn't broach that topic to him unless you want to hear about it for hours. Everyone knows you shouldn't broach the issues of politics or religion to guests at a dinner party.
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broach to

dated Of a sailing vessel, to turn or veer in the direction of the wind, exposing the broadside of the ship to it and threatening to capsize as a result. The storm caused the boat to pitch and heave, and, in the chaos of it all, the helmsman allowed the vessel to broach to, overset, and take with it the lives of all onboard.
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Like, "Stay here fool, I'll be back!" Seriously, if I was really in that situation, I'd walk over to the store-with the kid--put diapers in his stroller underneath him, walk out, and then call punk Broach to pick me up 'cause I ain't got no gas.
Designed specifically for the Swiss-type and gang-style lathes, the Genevieve Swiss 2160 rotary broach head eliminates the need to indicate the broach to center making setups faster and easier.
Heat treating is also necessary to stress-relieve the broaches and can be performed as many as five times during the broach manufacturing process at National Broach to ensure broach tool stability.
Precision CNC grinders and wire EDM machines enable National Broach to provide customers with tools that meet or exceed industry standards.
This was the experience of the Weldon Tool Co when it installed a broach to machine flats onto cylindrical surfaces of end mill shanks.
Simple spacers are fitted on both sides of the slotting broach to provide holder rigidity.