brunt

brunt [ bruhnt ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. the main force of a blow
2. most of the impact of
3. the burden of
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The back section of the fort bore the brunt of the attack indicating that the invaders had used divertive tactics.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 British households should brace themselves for greater pain in 2011 than 2010, as the brunt of the Government's tax rises and spending cuts come into force.

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