There are 2 definitions of brook in English:

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Pronunciation: /brʊk
 
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noun

  • A small stream: the Lake District boasts lovely lakes and babbling brooks
    More example sentences
    • The flow of that water - in brooks, streams, rivulets, rivers, and lakes - frames much of what makes Kentucky so lush and alluring.
    • You didn't, because after the Europeans came to this island, they wiped out countless babbling brooks, streams and rivers that flowed throughout the island down from the mountain.
    • When they spawn, they head into shallow headwater brooks of the river.
    Synonyms
    stream, small river, streamlet, rivulet, rill, brooklet, runnel, runlet, freshet, gill; Northern English beck; Southern English bourn; Australian/New Zealand billabong; Scottish & Northern English burn; North American & Australian/New Zealand creek

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, of unknown origin; related to Dutch broek and German Bruch 'marsh'.

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There are 2 definitions of brook in English:

brook2

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Pronunciation: /brʊk
 
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verb

[with object, with negative] formal

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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