Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


I was not afraid of his shooting me, but had been afraid of his braining me with the butt end of it.

I know of a man who once came within an inch of braining his fellow-soldier.

The mast snapped like a pipe-stem and crashed upon the deck, braining the helmsman in its fall.

Insane Dervishes and Santons meditate the propriety of braining the infidel Howadji.

I am about to fulfil a great act of justice by braining you with my cudgel like a wolf caught in a trap.

Perhaps I might pick up something—a griddle would be a weapon handy for braining a man, or even a frying pan would do.

What would there be to prevent my braining the Indian in his tracks and then escape?