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brain (someone)

To strike or assault someone violently and severely, typically on the head. He warned me that he was going to brain me if I didn't stop insulting him. The lump on my head is from when a box fell off a shelf and brained me yesterday.
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brain someone

Fig. to strike a person hard on the skull as if to knock out the person's brains. (Often said as a vain threat.) I thought he was going to brain me, but he only hit me on the shoulder. If you don't do it, I'll brain you.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

brain

1. n. a good student; a very intelligent person. (see also brains.) I’m no brain, but I get good grades.
2. tv. to hit someone (in the head). I ought to brain you for that!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Thoughts just crowd into my brain one after the other.
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It involves lots of audience interaction and he often incorporates his front-row punters into surreal stories that are in his brain one minute and gone the next.
Sam Burson: That annoyingly catchy song:They're Pinky and the Brain Yes, Pinky and the Brain One is a genius, the other's insane They're laboratory mice Their genes have been spliced They're dinky They're Pinky and the Brain Before each night is done Their plan will be unfurled By the dawning of the sun They'll take over the world They're Pinky and the Brain Yes, Pinky and the Brain Their twilight campaign Is easy to explain To prove their mousey worth They'll overthrow the Earth They're dinky They're Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain, NARF!
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Filtering tyrannous impulses through broken language, MACGOOHANSOC sent tendrils out to the myriad works in various media that inhabited the darkened environment of this show, "HATEBALL." At the video's conclusion, Brian Eno's beatific hymn to stasis, "By This River," wells up: Characteristic of Mellors's fractured associative logic, which flaunts enough connective threads not to be dismissible as chaotic, Brain One (Mozg Jeden), 2005--a video projection of words supposedly spoken by a "senile Eastern European supercomputer"--features an anagram of Eno's name in its title.
You try not to listen, because it might seep into the brain one way or another.
To my surprise, in the back of my brain one name kept coming again and again.
How did it feel to Einstein, letting the curved space and light of the whole universe into his brain one morning?
Carroll Brown, a researcher on negative ions at the Systems Research Laboratories at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas, doubts that commercial negative ion machines put out enough ions to affect the human brain one way or the other.