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brook

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noun \ˈbru̇k\

Examples of brook in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of brook

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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brook

verb

Definition of brook

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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.>

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


First Known Use: 15th century


BROOK Defined for English Language Learners

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brook

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noun \ˈbru̇k\

Definition of brook for English Language Learners

  • : a small stream


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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

  1. :  a small stream



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