Definition of Brook in English :

Define Brook in English

Brook meaning in English

Meaning of Brook in English

Pronunciation of Brook in English

Brook pronunciation in English

Pronounce Brook in English


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1. brook, creek

a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

Example Sentences:
'the creek dried up every summer'


2. abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Example Sentences:
'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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of brook
a natural freshwater stream smaller than a river
(tr; usually used with a negative)
to bear; tolerate
Peter (Paul Stephen). born 1925, British stage and film director, noted esp for his experimental work in the theatre

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see synonyms of brook
a small stream, usually not so large as a river
verb transitive
to put up with; endure
usually in the negative
I will brook no interference

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see synonyms of brook
Chiefly Northeastern US
See creek. See Note at run.
tr.v. brooked, brook·ing, brooks
To put up with; tolerate: We will brook no further argument.

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