tr.v. bruit·ed, bruit·ing, bruits
To spread news of; repeat.
1. (also brē) Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
a. A rumor.
b. A din; a clamor.
[From Middle English, noise, from Old French, past participle of bruire, to roar, from Vulgar Latin *brūgīre (blend of Latin rūgīre and Vulgar Latin *bragere, to bray, of Celtic origin).]
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