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English definition of “brute”


noun [C]    /brut/
a person who is offensive and rude , and often violent : Historians have portrayed him as a brute who won only because of superior troop strength . A brute is also a large , strong animal . If something is done with brute force , it is done with a great amount of force : They had to use brute force to knock down the door .
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