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brook

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of brook

  1. a natural body of running water smaller than a river <there are tiny fish and frogs in that brook> Synonyms beck [British], bourn (or bourne), creek, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamletRelated Words arroyo, billabong [Australian], fresh, freshet, runoff; bayou, coulee, slough (also slew or slue), stream, wash; canal, channel, cut, cutoff, gut, kill, millrace, millstream, race, watercourse, waterway; affluent, branch, confluent, distributary, influent, tributary




brook

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brook

  1. to put up with (something painful or difficult) <I will not brook insults from my own employees> Synonyms abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], bear, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)





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