brook

noun
\ ˈbru̇k How to pronounce brook (audio) \

Definition of brook

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: creek sense 1 a babbling brook

brook

verb
brooked; brooking; brooks

Definition of brook (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to stand for : tolerate he would brook no interference with his plans

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Synonyms for brook

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of brook in a Sentence

Noun there are tiny fish and frogs in that brook Verb I will not brook insults from my own employees.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The sound soother offers eight relaxing choices to lull you to sleep, from white noise to rain, ocean and a babbling brook. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "Best white noise machines in 2021, according to experts," 18 Mar. 2021 The gates happened to have been manually disconnected at the time for maintenance, and the dam was actually just a narrow, 20-foot-high structure holding back a babbling brook. Peter Elkind, ProPublica, "America’s Drinking Water Is Surprisingly Easy to Poison," 17 Mar. 2021 The Meriden Hub mall was an urban renewal, um, bad idea built over a brook that was culverted. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Like It or Not, the Suburbs Are Changing," 16 Oct. 2020 To lure the veteran ice anglers, also stocked this year have been good numbers of trophy brook, brown and golden trout. cleveland, "Arctic weather provides angling opportunities: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Feb. 12-14," 11 Feb. 2021 His body was found in the brook on Lawrence Street at Whipple Street at 2 p.m. Friday. Adam Sennott, BostonGlobe.com, "Body of missing 75-year-old Lowell man found in brook," 5 Feb. 2021 To make the stockings memorable, a few trophy brook, brown and golden trout had been included. cleveland, "The fat lady isn’t even warming up her vocal chords yet: NE Ohio fishing reports for weekend of Dec. 18-20," 17 Dec. 2020 The stockings included some dandy trophy brook, brown and golden rainbow trout, as well. cleveland, "Wind, snow, plummeting temps greet holiday anglers: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Dec. 25-27," 24 Dec. 2020 Several wood bridges span the brook that crisscrosses the property. New York Times, "House Hunting in Panama: Tucked Into the Mountains for $580,000," 4 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Sanders brook loose for an 82-yard TD run in the second quarter, giving the Eagles a 17-0 lead. oregonlive, "Rookie QB Jalen Hurts leads the Philadelphia Eagles to upset win over the New Orleans Saints: Recap, score, stats and more," 13 Dec. 2020 Anglers must catch and release all four species of the state’s wild trout, or at least six of the eight total species in Arizona: Gila, Apache, brown, brook, rainbow, grayling, cutthroat, and tiger trout. Erin Stone, azcentral, "A traveling ICU nurse finds peace on a fishing line in Arizona's high country," 25 May 2020 Unwilling to brook further delay, the EES enlisted Colomo and the collection’s researcher, Ben Henry, to complete it for him. Ariel Sabar, The Atlantic, "A Mystery at Oxford," 13 May 2020 Acton plans to seek future grants to undertake the dam removal and brook restoration, and to complete demolition of the building, with the intention of eventually creating a municipal park on the property. John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, "Acton to remove River Street Dam and restore brook," 3 Mar. 2020 Keenan said Howard’s penchant for pursuing the truth brooked no obstacles. Mark Woolsey, ajc, "Larry Howard, who helped solve Atlanta Child Murders, dies at 91," 30 Jan. 2020 Annie and Williamina’s exasperated takedowns of the privileged Peter are particularly funny, creating a satisfying portrait of self-sufficient, loyal, high-achieving women who don’t brook nonsense. Washington Post, "‘Silent Sky’ tells the story of pioneering female astronomers with humor and warmth," 3 Feb. 2020 Second, euthanasia is an aggressive social pathogen that brooks no dissent. Wesley J. Smith, National Review, "Pressuring a Hospice to Kill," 24 Jan. 2020 At this degree of sensitivity, fingertips can find discontinuities the mind may not be able to brook. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "The Unbearable Softness of Engineered Fabrics," 21 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of brook

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brook

Noun

Middle English, from Old English brōc; akin to Old High German bruoh marshy ground

Verb

Middle English brouken to use, enjoy, from Old English brūcan; akin to Old High German brūhhan to use, Latin frui to enjoy

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“Brook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brook. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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brook

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brook

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small stream

brook

verb

English Language Learners Definition of brook (Entry 2 of 2)

: to allow (something) to exist or happen

brook

noun
\ ˈbru̇k How to pronounce brook (audio) \

Kids Definition of brook

: a small stream

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