brain someone

brain someone

Hit someone hard on the head. For example, The roof collapsed and a bunk of plaster brained him, or I'll brain you if you don't get to those dishes! This term is used both literally (first example) and hyperbolically (second example). [Slang; 1930s]
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If I didn't fall down I'd tell Chris Brain someone was watering his beer.