brute Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"brute" in British English

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brutenoun [C]

uk   us   /bruːt/
disapproving a ​rough and sometimes ​violent man: [as form of address] Take ​yourhands off me, you brute! an ​animal, ​especially a ​large one: Your dog's an ​ugly brute, isn't it? The ​oldestelephant was ​lame, ​poor brute.

bruteadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /bruːt/
brute force greatphysicalforce or ​strength: In the end she used brute ​force to ​push him out.
(Definition of brute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brute" in American English

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brutenoun [C]

 us   /brut/
a ​person who is ​offensive and ​rude, and often ​violent: Historians have ​portrayed him as a brute who ​won only because of ​superiortroopstrength. A brute is also a ​large, ​stronganimal. If something is done with brute ​force, it is done with a ​greatamount of ​force: They had to use brute ​force to ​knock down the ​door.
(Definition of brute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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