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broach (one's) claret

To draw blood, typically in some sort of fight. "Claret" is a type of red wine. A: "Who broached your claret?" B: "Bill punched me in the nose. Can you help me clean up this blood?" Do you challenge me to a fight? Well, I will most certainly broach your claret—I hope you're ready for that!
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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 (something) with (someone)

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

 and broach something to someone
to mention something to someone; to bring up an idea to someone. I hate to be the one to have to broach this to you, but your trousers are torn. This delicate matter must be broached with Mr. Rogers.
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The part was broached at a rate of 2,000 parts per regrind with 8 or 10 regrinds.
Judy Yudof, lay president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, broached the subject to the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, which will consider it in March.
Almost any irregular cross-section can be broached as long as all surfaces of the section remain parallel to the direction of broach travel.
Allan Rock's possible excommunication by the Catholic Church was broached by retired law professor Ian Hunter in a Globe & Mail article on Saturday, January 27.
In these essays, Ragusa's central interests -- her commercial and political contacts, use of ports and rights of navigation vis-a-vis Venice -- are broached, but there is also discussion of the Balkan hinterland, and of the Ottoman world.
Later, when I broached the idea of racism among the students, even the African Americans waxed rhapsodic about the empowerment they felt.
NNA - Kataeb Party Head Amine Gemayyel underlined the sheer need for the swift election of the president of the republic, saying that what is currently taking place is tantamount to a "betrayal of the presidential status, Christians' role, and Lebanon's credibility." Former President Gemayel's fresh words on Friday came in the wake of his visit to Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi at Bkirki, where they broached the present situation of Christians in Iraq and the Lebanese presidential elections.
Using a stepping profile that allows use of lower forces, the press varies the step size of a cut to improve the surface finish and overall quality of a broached part.
Bradley long ago broached but by no means foreclosed.
"The subject needs to be broached in a way that is not humiliating," said the psychiatrist, "or embarrassing for the student.
NNA - Economy and Trade Minister, Alan Hakim, met on Wednesday afternoon with Poland's Ambassador to Lebanon, where they broached means of bolstering economic diplomacy between the two countries.
Second, the notes often provide pertinent references to Tasso's other writings on poetics, in particular the Discorsi dell'arte poetica (composed around 1562-64) which had already broached topics discussed again in the letters (e.g., the use of history in epic; the differences between epic and tragedy; the magnificent style proper to epic) so that one can easily relate Tasso's observations about his poem to his more theoretical pronouncements.
Finally, workpieces may be unloaded at the top of the stroke--thereby eliminating the need for elevation devices in operations where broached parts are conveyed from one operation to another.
NNA - Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) Head, Walid Jumblatt, on Thursday afternoon met at his Clemenceau residence with Canadian Labor and Social Development Minister, Honn Johnson Kenny, where they broached the current political developments in Lebanon and the region.