Definition of brunt
- bear the brunt of the storm
- the brunt of the struggle with the German army fell upon the Russians
- —Walter Lippmann
the brunt of the responsibility fell on her shoulders
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First Known Use: 1769See Words from the same year
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allowing a liquid or gas to pass through
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