Definitions

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  • v. To pierce; to attack.
  • v. To broach; to begin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pierce; to attack.
  • transitive v. To broach; to begin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tame; overcome. Sylvester.
  • To broach or open (a cask, etc.).
  • To begin; venture upon; undertake.

Etymologies

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Old French atamer, from Latin. See attaminate.

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