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  • To set abroach — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abroach — A*broach , adv. [Pref. a + broach.] 1. Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped. [1913 Webster] Hogsheads of ale were set abroach. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: In a state to be diffused or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Set — (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root of E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abroach — A*broach , v. t. [OE. abrochen, OF. abrochier. See {Broach}.] To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abroach — adverb or adjective Date: 14th century 1. archaic in a condition for letting out a liquid (as wine) 2. archaic in action or agitation ; astir < mischiefs that I set abroach Shakespeare > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abroach — /euh brohch /, adv., adj. 1. opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached: The cask was set abroach. 2. astir; in circulation. [1350 1400; ME abroche. See A 1, BROACH] * * * …   Universalium

  • abroach — a•broach [[t]əˈbroʊtʃ[/t]] adv. adj. 1) opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached: The cask was set abroach[/ex] 2) astir; in circulation • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • abroach — adjective of a cask or barrel the cask was set abroach • Syn: ↑broached • Similar to: ↑tapped …   Useful english dictionary

  • To set a gin — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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