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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brunt  \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. 
 
  2.  The  force  of  a  blow;  shock;  collision.  ``And  heavy  brunt 
  of  cannon  ball.''  --Hudibras. 
 
  It  is  instantly  and  irrecoverably  scattered  by  our 
  first  brunt  with  some  real  affair  of  common  life. 
  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brunt 
  n  :  main  force  of  a  blow  etc:  "bore  the  brunt  of  the  attack" 




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