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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brain \Brain\ (br[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brained (br[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Braining.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat. [1913 Webster] There thou mayst brain him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It was the swift celerity of the death . . . That brained my purpose. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To conceive; to understand. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 'T is still a dream, or else such stuff as madmen Tongue, and brain not. --Shak. [1913 Webster]