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