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- v. To brutally inflict violence on something.
- v. To make something brutal, cruel or harsh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to become brutal.
- transitive v. to treat brutally.
- transitive v. to cause to become like a brute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
- v. make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
- v. treat brutally
The ANC region also warned white farmers not to "brutalise" its supporters.
Gaddafi, he said, had "lied to the international community, continued to brutalise his own people, and was in flagrant breach of the UN resolution".
Judging by their first few days, their orders seem clear: brutalise and intimidate protesters and their families.
Why do we brutalise the people we are supposed to love and admire?
As it is we're going to pay a fortune to jail these little monsters for a decade or so when they will be released with new ids to brutalise and probably kill more victims.
This unnerves me, because it makes sense: if Cameron does protect the NHS budget, he would have to brutalise the defence and police budgets.
Works like those of Edgar Poe and this 'Wuthering Heights' must be plainly declared to blunt, to brutalise, and to enervate the mind.
Free expression does not equal the right to brutalise those who exercise theirchoice to sit where they wish, with whoever they wish in a public place.
They were freedom loving Iranians who resorted to armed resistance as the last resort against tyrannical regime of the Ayatollahs who brutalise their people in such a manner that you have recently just seen the tip of the ice berg in the media.
What Obama doesn't seem to understand is that the Ayatollah doesn't need the excuse of actual foreign interference to brutalise his people.