noun \ˈbrk\

: a small stream

Full Definition of BROOK

:  creek 2

Examples of BROOK

  1. <there are tiny fish and frogs in that brook>

Origin of BROOK

Middle English, from Old English brōc; akin to Old High German bruoh marshy ground
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to BROOK

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with BROOK



: to allow (something) to exist or happen

Full Definition of BROOK

transitive verb
:  to stand for :  tolerate <he would brook no interference with his plans>

Examples of BROOK

  1. <I will not brook insults from my own employees.>

Origin of BROOK

Middle English brouken to use, enjoy, from Old English brūcan; akin to Old High German brūhhan to use, Latin frui to enjoy
First Known Use: 15th century


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