Brunt

  • 1 Brunt — is a common surname:*Chris Brunt, West Bromwich Albion football player *Daryl Brunt, contestant on the third season of Canadian Idol *David Brunt, British meteorologist *Dominic Brunt, English actor *Hugh Brunt, British Composer, Conductor and… …

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  • 2 Brunt — (br[u^]nt), n. [OE. brunt, bront, fr. Icel. bruna to rush; cf. Icel. brenna to burn. Cf. {Burn}, v. t.] 1. The heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or greatest fury of any contention; as, the brunt of a battle. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 brunt — [ brʌnt ] noun the brunt the worst part of something that has a bad effect: bear/take the brunt of something: The Education Department is expected to bear the brunt of these cuts in funding. The eastern area took the brunt of the storm. It was… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 Brunt — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Chris Brunt (* 1984), nordirischer Fußballspieler Maureen Brunt (* 1982), US amerikanische Curlerin Peter Brunt (1917–2005), britischer Althistoriker Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 5 brunt — [brʌnt] n bear/take/suffer etc the brunt of sth to receive the worst part of an attack, criticism, bad situation etc ▪ an industry that bore the brunt of the recession ▪ The car took the full brunt of the explosion …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 brunt — [brunt] n. [ME bront < ? ON bruna, to rush] 1. the shock (of an attack) or impact (of a blow) 2. the heaviest or hardest part [to bear the brunt of the blame] …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 brunt — /brunt/, n. the main force or impact, as of an attack or blow: His arm took the brunt of the blow. [1275 1325; ME; perh. orig. sexual assault; akin to ON brundr, G Brunft heat, ruttish state, OE brunetha heat, itching; c. OHG bronado. See BURN1]… …

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  • 8 brunt — index burden, pressure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 brunt — (n.) early 14c., a sharp blow, of uncertain origin, perhaps from O.N. brundr sexual heat, or bruna to advance like wildfire. Meaning chief force is first attested 1570s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 brunt — [n] bad end of a situation burden, force, full force, impact, pressure, shock, strain, stress, tension, thrust, violence; concept 674 …

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  • 11 brunt — ► NOUN ▪ the chief impact of something bad. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 brunt — [[t]brʌ̱nt[/t]] PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR of n To bear the brunt or take the brunt of something unpleasant means to suffer the main part or force of it. Young people are bearing the brunt of unemployment... A child s head tends to take the… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 brunt — UK [brʌnt] / US noun Word forms brunt : singular brunt plural brunts bear/take the brunt of something to receive the worst part of something that has a bad effect It was the capital that bore the brunt of the recent flooding …

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  • 14 brunt — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full VERB + BRUNT ▪ bear, take ▪ The show s producer has taken the brunt of the criticism. PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 15 brunt — n. to bear, take the brunt (our battalion bore the brunt of the attack) * * * [brʌnt] take the brunt (our battalion bore the bruntof the attack) to bear …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 Brunt — This interesting surname of English origin is either a topographical name for someone who lived by a piece of ground that had been cleared by fire, deriving from the middle English brent burnt , or a locational name from one of the places in… …

    Surnames reference

  • 17 brunt — noun bear /take the brunt of sth to receive the worst part of an attack, criticism etc: The southern part of the town bore the brunt of the attack …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 brunt — /brʌnt / (say brunt) noun 1. the shock or force of an attack, etc.; the main stress, force, or violence: to bear the brunt of their criticism. 2. Obsolete a violent attack. {Middle English; origin uncertain} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 brunt — [brʌnt] noun (usu. in phr. bear the brunt) the chief impact of something bad. Origin ME (denoting a blow or attack, also the force or shock of something): of unknown origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 brunt — noun the brunt of the downsizing was felt most by the warehouse crew Syn: full force, force, impact, shock, burden, pressure, weight; effect, repercussions, consequences …

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