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brook 1

 (bro͝ok)
n. Chiefly Northeastern US
See creek. See Note at run.

[Middle English, from Old English brōc.]

brook 2

 (bro͝ok)
tr.v. brooked, brook·ing, brooks
To put up with; tolerate: We will brook no further argument.

[Middle English brouken, from Old English brūcan, to use, enjoy.]

Brook

(brʊk)
n
(Biography) Peter (Paul Stephen). born 1925, British stage and film director, noted esp for his experimental work in the theatre

brook

(brʊk)
vb
(tr; usually used with a negative) to bear; tolerate
[Old English brūcan; related to Gothic brūkjan to use, Old High German brūhhan, Latin fruī to enjoy]
ˈbrookable adj

Brook

(brʊk)
n
(Biography) Peter (Paul Stephen). born 1925, British stage and film director, noted esp for his experimental work in the theatre

brook1

(brʊk)

n.
a small natural stream of fresh water.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English brōc, c. Middle Low German brōk, Old High German bruoh marsh]
brook′like`, adj.

brook2

(brʊk)

v.t.
to bear; suffer; tolerate: I will brook no interference.
[before 900; Middle English brouken, Old English brūcan]

brook


Past participle: brooked
Gerund: brooking

Imperative
brook
brook
Present
I brook
you brook
he/she/it brooks
we brook
you brook
they brook
Preterite
I brooked
you brooked
he/she/it brooked
we brooked
you brooked
they brooked
Present Continuous
I am brooking
you are brooking
he/she/it is brooking
we are brooking
you are brooking
they are brooking
Present Perfect
I have brooked
you have brooked
he/she/it has brooked
we have brooked
you have brooked
they have brooked
Past Continuous
I was brooking
you were brooking
he/she/it was brooking
we were brooking
you were brooking
they were brooking
Past Perfect
I had brooked
you had brooked
he/she/it had brooked
we had brooked
you had brooked
they had brooked
Future
I will brook
you will brook
he/she/it will brook
we will brook
you will brook
they will brook
Future Perfect
I will have brooked
you will have brooked
he/she/it will have brooked
we will have brooked
you will have brooked
they will have brooked
Future Continuous
I will be brooking
you will be brooking
he/she/it will be brooking
we will be brooking
you will be brooking
they will be brooking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brooking
you have been brooking
he/she/it has been brooking
we have been brooking
you have been brooking
they have been brooking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brooking
you will have been brooking
he/she/it will have been brooking
we will have been brooking
you will have been brooking
they will have been brooking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brooking
you had been brooking
he/she/it had been brooking
we had been brooking
you had been brooking
they had been brooking
Conditional
I would brook
you would brook
he/she/it would brook
we would brook
you would brook
they would brook
Past Conditional
I would have brooked
you would have brooked
he/she/it would have brooked
we would have brooked
you would have brooked
they would have brooked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brook - a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)brook - a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
brooklet - a small brook
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
Verb1.brook - put up with something or somebody unpleasantbrook - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
live with, swallow, accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
hold still for, stand for - tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
bear up - endure cheerfully; "She bore up under the enormous strain"
take lying down - suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively; "I won't take this insult lying down"
take a joke - listen to a joke at one's own expense; "Can't you take a joke?"
sit out - endure to the end
pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

brook

1
noun stream, burn (Scot. & Northern English), rivulet, gill (dialect), beck, watercourse, rill, streamlet, runnel (literary) He threw the hatchet in the brook.

brook

2
verb tolerate, stand, allow, suffer, accept, bear, stomach, endure, swallow, hack (slang), abide, put up with (informal), withstand, countenance, support, thole (dialect) The army will brook no weakening of its power.

brook 1

noun
A small stream:
Chiefly Regional: branch, kill, run.

brook 2

verb
To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
Translations
جَدْوَل، غَديريَتَحَمَّلُ، يُطيقُ، يَصْبُرُ
potokříčkasnést
bækfinde sig ikildetolererevandløb
lækuròola, umbera
strauts
bäck
çayderetahammül etmek

brook

1 [brʊk] N (= stream) → arroyo m

brook

2 [brʊk] VT (frm) (= tolerate) → tolerar, admitir
he brooks no oppositionno admite oposición

brook

[ˈbrʊk]
nruisseau m
vt (= tolerate) [+ interference, opposition] → souffrir, admettre

brook

1
nBach m

brook

2
vt (liter: = tolerate) → dulden; to brook no delaykeinen Aufschub dulden

brook

1 [brʊk] nruscello

brook

2 [brʊk] vt (frm) (tolerate) → tollerare, ammettere

brook1

(bruk) noun
a small stream.

brook2

(bruk) verb
to put up with. He will not brook any interference.
References in classic literature ?
With a kind of wriggle, like a fish returned to the brook by the fisherman, Biddlebaum the silent began to talk, striving to put into words the ideas that had been accumulated by his mind during long years of silence.
Even a little fresh-water crab in a brook was enough to send him shrieking to shore.
It falls by no rule at all; sometimes it leaps, sometimes it tumbles; there it skips; here it shoots; in one place 'tis white as snow, and in another 'tis green as grass; hereabouts, it pitches into deep hollows, that rumble and crush the 'arth; and thereaways, it ripples and sings like a brook, fashioning whirlpools and gullies in the old stone, as if 'twas no harder than trodden clay.
This natural tunefulness made Phoebe seem like a bird in a shadowy tree; or conveyed the idea that the stream of life warbled through her heart as a brook sometimes warbles through a pleasant little dell.
After my fellowship of toil and impracticable schemes with the dreamy brethren of Brook Farm; after living for three years within the subtle influence of an intellect like Emerson's; after those wild, free days on the Assabeth, indulging fantastic speculations, beside our fire of fallen boughs, with Ellery Channing; after talking with Thoreau about pine-trees and Indian relics in his hermitage at Walden; after growing fastidious by sympathy with the classic refinement of Hillard's culture; after becoming imbued with poetic sentiment at Longfellow's hearthstone -- it was time, at length, that I should exercise other faculties of my nature, and nourish myself with food for which I had hitherto had little appetite.
A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity.
Heated and irritated as he was by his spasmodic toil at the pumps, for all his first nameless feeling of forbearance the sweating Steelkilt could but ill brook this bearing in the mate; but somehow still smothering the conflagration within him, without speaking he remained doggedly rooted to his seat, till at last the incensed Radney shook the hammer within a few inches of his face, furiously commanding him to do his bidding.
Such an idol as that found in the secret groves of Queen Maachah in Judea; and for worshipping which, king Asa, her son, did depose her, and destroyed the idol, and burnt it for an abomination at the brook Kedron, as darkly set forth in the 15th chapter of the first book of Kings.
Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.
After a while, they came to a thick patch of woodland, through which murmured a clear brook.
I can easily walk ten, fifteen, twenty, any number of miles, commencing at my own door, without going by any house, without crossing a road except where the fox and the mink do: first along by the river, and then the brook, and then the meadow and the woodside.
BETWEEN six and nine we made ten miles, which was plenty for a horse carrying triple -- man, woman, and armor; then we stopped for a long noon- ing under some trees by a limpid brook.