brunt


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brunt

 (brŭnt)
n.
1. The main impact or force, as of an attack.
2. The main burden: bore the brunt of the household chores.

[Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

brunt

(brʌnt)
n
the main force or shock of a blow, attack, etc (esp in the phrase bear the brunt of)
[C14: of unknown origin]

brunt

(brʌnt)

n.
the main force or impact, as of an attack or blow.
[1275–1325; Middle English: a rush, charge, blow; of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brunt - main force of a blow etc; "bore the brunt of the attack"
forcefulness, strength, force - physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"

brunt

noun full force, force, pressure, violence, shock, stress, impact, strain, burden, thrust A child's head tends to take the brunt of any fall.
Translations
يَتَحَمَّلُ العِب ء الأكْبَر
nést hlavní nápor
meginòungi
pakelti pagrindinį smūgį
iznest galveno smagumuizturēt galveno triecienu
asıl sıkıntısını çekmek

brunt

[brʌnt] N the brunt of the attacklo más fuerte del ataque
the brunt of the workla mayor parte del trabajo
to bear the brunt of sthaguantar lo más recio or duro de algo

brunt

[ˈbrʌnt] n
to bear the brunt of, to take the brunt of (= suffer the main force of) [+ attack] → recevoir le plus fort de; [+ criticism] → être l'objet or la cible de l'essentiel de; [+ sanctions, unemployment] → payer les frais de

brunt

n to bear the (main) brunt of the attackdie volle Wucht des Angriffs tragen; to bear the (main) brunt of the work/costsdie Hauptlast der Arbeit/Kosten tragen; to bear the bruntdas meiste abkriegen

brunt

[brʌnt] n to bear the brunt of sth (of attack, criticism) → sostenere l'urto di qc; (of work, cost) → sostenere il peso di qc

brunt

(brant) : bear the brunt of
to bear the worst of the effect of (a blow, attack etc). I bore the brunt of his abuse / the storm.
References in classic literature ?
From thence it is the storm of God's quick wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt.
To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken-- this is effected by maneuvers direct and indirect.
He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked anger.
This had received the brunt of our fire and seemed to be entirely unmanned, as not a moving figure was visible upon her decks.
The Connecticut settlers, assisted by a celebrated Indian chief named Uncas, bore the brunt of this war, with but little aid from Massachusetts.
I had lost some hair and hide, here and there; the sharp and jagged end of a broken branch had thrust fully an inch into my forearm; and my right hip, which had borne the brunt of my contact with the ground, was aching intolerably.
Ward Valley, as the ape, received the brunt of the shock, and was already beginning to tumble.
The modern painters who have survived the brunt of the battle, have lived to see pictures for which they once asked hundreds, selling for thousands, and the young generation making incomes by the brush in one year, which it would have cost the old heroes of the easel ten to accumulate.
It is the very last thing I would stand the brunt of just now.
The revelation about the money must be made the very next morning; and if he withheld the rest, Dunstan would be sure to come back shortly, and, finding that he must bear the brunt of his father's anger, would tell the whole story out of spite, even though he had nothing to gain by it.
uf, ``I would thou couldst stand the whole brunt of this adventure thyself, De Bracy.
Whatever might be its effect, however, she must stand the brunt of it again that very day.