Definition of brunt in English:

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Pronunciation: /brʌnt/


(the brunt)
The worst part or chief impact of a specified action: education will bear the brunt of the cuts
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  • 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.
full force, force, impact, shock, burden, pressure, strain, stress, impetus, thrust, weight, violence;


Late Middle English (denoting a blow or an attack, also the force or shock of something): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with brunt

affront, blunt, bunt, confront, front, Granth, grunt, hunt, mahant, runt, shunt, stunt, up-front

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