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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
(Physical Geography) a natural freshwater stream smaller than a river
[Old English brōc; related to Old High German bruoh swamp, Dutch broek]

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 ?
Here they sat down on a luxuriant heap of moss; which at some epoch of the preceding century, had been a gigantic pine, with its roots and trunk in the darksome shade, and its head aloft in the upper atmosphere It was a little dell where they had seated themselves, with a leaf-strewn bank rising gently on either side, and a brook flowing through the midst, over a bed of fallen and drowned leaves.
So we addressed ourselves to follow the brook that stole away from the spring in its windings and doublings and tricky surprises.
It would have been all over with her, likewise, if, by good fortune, a tailor who was travelling in search of work, had not sat down to rest by the brook.
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.
Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs.
Now I can go with you," said she, "but see, I can no longer step from the bank to yonder stone, for the brook seems now like a great river, and you have not given me wings like yours.
The reader may remember, that in our description of this grove we mentioned a murmuring brook, which brook did not come there, as such gentle streams flow through vulgar romances, with no other purpose than to murmur.
Now on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook.
On letting it go he observed that a portion of it adhered to his fingers, and running to a brook in great alarm he proceeded to wash it off.
My name is Doctor Percy Trevelyan," said our visitor, "and I live at 403 Brook Street.
again, and back they came altogether at full speed, making straight for our meadow at the part where the high bank and hedge overhang the brook.
Mrs Brooks, the lady who was the householder at The Herons, and owner of all the handsome furniture, was not a person of an unusually curious turn of mind.