Эти два слова, кстати, произносятся одинаково. To broach a subject/matter/question/topic значит начать обсуждение какого-либо вопроса:

I broached the matter of divorce, but he didn't want to talk about it. — Я подняла вопрос о разводе, но он не захотел говорить об этом.

Первоначальное значение существительного broach (уже, однако, забытое) — шип, острый инструмент, поэтому глагол to broach означал проткнуть или проколоть. Лошадь может быть broached with spurs (пришпорена), мясо может быть broached with a spit (насажено на вертел, шампур), бочонок с ликёром мог быть broached, когда он был tapped (из него выбита пробка, чтобы налить вино). Современный омоним brooch (брошь, брошка) — вариант написания слова broach.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • Broach — Broach, n. [OE. broche, F. broche, fr. LL. brocca; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. proc thrust, stab, Gael. brog awl. Cf. {Brooch}.] 1. A spit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He turned a broach that had worn a crown. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. An awl; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broach — may mean: *Broach (metalworking) A metalworking tool with a series of chisel points mounted on one piece of steel. *Broach (sailing) A sudden instability in the heading of a sailboat when sailing downwind. *Broach (submarine) Submarines operating …   Wikipedia

  • broach — [brōch] n. [ME broche, a pin, peg, spit < OFr broche, broc < ML brocca, a spike, point < L broccus, with projecting teeth; of Celt orig.] 1. a sharp pointed rod used to hold roasting meat; spit 2. a tapered bit on a metal cutting machine …   English World dictionary

  • broach — [brəutʃ US broutʃ] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: broach to make a hole in, stab (14 17 centuries), from broach tool for making holes (14 17 centuries), from French broche; BROOCH] 1.) broach the subject/question/matter etc to mention a subject… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brooch — early 13c., from O.Fr. broche long needle (see BROACH (Cf. broach) (n.)). Specialized meaning led 14c. to distinct spelling …   Etymology dictionary

  • Brooch — (br[=o]ch; 277), n. [See {Broach}, n.] 1. An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat. [1913 Webster] Honor s a good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brooch — [brōch, bro͞och] n. [ME broche: see BROACH] a large ornamental pin with a clasp, worn by women, usually at the neck …   English World dictionary

  • broach — brooch …   American English homophones

  • brooch — broach …   American English homophones

  • brooch — /brohch, broohch/, n. a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin. Also, broach. [1175 1225; ME broche BROACH, differentiated in sp. since ca. 1600] * * * Ornamental… …   Universalium

  • brooch — [13] English acquired brooch from Old French broche, a source it returned to a century later to borrow broach. The French word meant ‘long needle’, and at first a brooch was simply a decorative pin whose main function was to fasten a garment.… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins