- The worst part or chief impact of a specified action: education will bear the brunt of the cutsMore example sentences
- The van bore the brunt of the impact and skidded over forty yards into a stone wall following the collision.
- Many of those trapped and injured were in the front first-class carriage, which took the brunt of the impact.
- The front left-hand side of the bus bore the brunt of the impact and its passenger door was destroyed.
late Middle English (denoting a blow or an attack, also the force or shock of something): of unknown origin.