opened or tapped so that the contents can flow out; broached:
The cask was set abroach.
astir; in circulation.
(postpositive) (of a cask, barrel, etc) tapped; broached
in a state: an angry dog with its hairs abristle. Historical Examples Ruff abristle, head down, snowy fangs glinting from under his upwrithing lip, young Jeff flew to meet him like a fluffy catapult. Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
in or to a foreign country or countries: famous at home and abroad. in or to another continent: Shall we go to Mexico or abroad this summer? out of doors; from one place to another; about: No one was abroad in the noonday heat. The owl ventures abroad at night. spread around; in circulation: Rumors […]
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. to put aside; put an end to. Contemporary Examples “The government cannot just abrogate contracts,” Larry Summers said yesterday. Give the Bonuses Back—Or Else Matt Miller March 15, 2009 Historical Examples Why should the ruling classes seek to […]
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. to put aside; put an end to. Historical Examples To this, Russia replied, by declaring the Concordat of 1867 abrogated. History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science John William Draper The charter had been abrogated, but the […]