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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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