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brook

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noun \ ˈbru̇k \

Definition of brook

:creek 2
  • a babbling brook

Examples of brook in a Sentence

  1. there are tiny fish and frogs in that brook

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Origin and Etymology of brook

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

brook Synonyms

Synonyms
beck [British], bourn (or bourne), creek, brooklet, burn [British], gill [British], rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], runlet, runnel, streamlet
Related 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

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brook

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Definition of brook

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

Examples of brook in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of brook

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

brook Synonyms


BROOK Defined for English Language Learners

brook

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noun

Definition of brook for English Language Learners

  • : a small stream


brook

verb

Definition of brook for English Language Learners

  • : to allow (something) to exist or happen


BROOK Defined for Kids

brook

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noun \ ˈbru̇k \

Definition of brook for Students

:a small stream


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