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[Middle English, from Old English brōc.]
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.]
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(Physical Geography) a natural freshwater stream smaller than a river
[Old English brōc; related to Old High German bruoh swamp, Dutch broek]
(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]
(Biography) Peter (Paul Stephen). born 1925, British stage and film director, noted esp for his experimental work in the theatre
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a small natural stream of fresh water.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English brōc, c. Middle Low German brōk, Old High German bruoh marsh]
to bear; suffer; tolerate: I will brook no interference.
[before 900; Middle English brouken, Old English brūcan]
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Past participle: brooked
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|Noun||1.||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
|Verb||1.||brook - 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"
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"
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noun stream, burn (Scot. & Northern English), rivulet, gill (dialect), beck, watercourse, rill, streamlet, runnel (literary) He threw the hatchet in the brook.
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.
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جَدْوَل، غَديريَتَحَمَّلُ، يُطيقُ، يَصْبُرُ
bækfinde sig ikildetolererevandløb
brook1 [brʊk] N (= stream) → arroyo m
brook2 [brʊk] VT (frm) (= tolerate) → tolerar, admitir
he brooks no opposition → no admite oposición
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a small stream. spruit, lopie, beek جَدْوَل، غَدير поточе riacho potok, říčka der Bach bæk; kilde; vandløb ρυάκιarroyo oja نهر puro ruisseauפלג छोटी नदी potok csermely anak sungai ruscello 小川 시내 upelis, upokšnis strauts anak sungai beekbekkstrumyk نار riacho pârâu ручей potok potok rečica bäck ลำห้วย dere, çay 小河 струмок ایک چھوٹی ندی suối nhỏ 小河
to put up with. He will not brook any interference. verdra, duld يَتَحَمَّلُ، يُطيقُ، يَصْبُرُ понасям tolerar snést erdulden finde sig i; tolerere ανέχομαιaguantar, tolerar, permitir taluma تحمل کردن sietää tolérer לִסְבּוֹל אֶת- सहना podnositi eltűr membiarkan tollerare 我慢する 참다 pakęsti paciest membiarkan duldenfinne seg i, tåleznosić, cierpieć تحمل کول tolerar a tolera терпеть zniesť prenašati podnositi tåla, fördraga ทน tahammül etmek 容忍 терпіти, зносити برداشت کرنا chịu đựng 容忍
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