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brunt
American English: /brənt/
British English: /brʌnt/

noun

  • to bear o take the brunt of somethingthese areas took the brunt of the recession
    estas zonas fueron las más afectadas or castigadas por la recesión
    their regiment bore the brunt of the casualties
    su regimiento tuvo el número más alto de bajas
    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.

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