There are 2 definitions of brook in English:

brook1

Syllabification: brook
Pronunciation: /bro͝ok
 
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noun

Derivatives

brooklet

noun
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  • We'll hunt in a circuit that follows one of the big stream's feeder brooklets up into the hills beyond Mister Kulig's farm, then follow another brook back down again.
  • In your dreaming state, you are quick about everything, just as the streams are so quick when in the mountains, the rivulets, the brooklets are so quick and so rapid, so gushing, and so playful.
  • In the heart of the department, Puy de Dome is this lovely place, encircled by beautiful hills, rippling brooklets with waterfalls and various mountain lakes.

Origin

Old English brōc; related to Dutch broek and German Bruch 'marsh'.

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There are 2 definitions of brook in English:

brook2

Syllabification: brook
Pronunciation: /
 
bro͝ok/

verb

[with object with negative] formal
  • Tolerate or allow (something, typically dissent or opposition): Jenny would brook no criticism of Matthew
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    • They took a sound methodology and made it a dogma that brooked no opposition, even from reality.
    • He was determined to put upon the unconverted the burden of responsibility, and brooked no opposition from metaphysicians… the message of Finney was wholly American.
    • As Singapore's first prime minister, he brooked no political opposition for 31 years of tough rule, before stepping down.
    Synonyms
    tolerate, allow, stand, bear, abide, put up with, endure; accept, permit, countenance
    informal stomach, stand for, hack
    archaic suffer

Origin

Old English brūcan 'use, possess', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruiken and German brauchen. The current sense dates from the mid 16th century, a figurative use of an earlier sense 'digest, stomach'.

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