Definition of brunt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brunt

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//brʌnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brʌnt//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a blow or an attack, also the force or shock of something): of unknown origin.Idioms
bear, take, etc. the brunt of something
 
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to receive the main force of something unpleasant Schools will bear the brunt of cuts in government spending.
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