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 Englishbeck; Southern Englishbourn; Australian/New Zealandbillabong; Scottish & Northern Englishburn; North American & Australian/New Zealandcreek

Origin

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

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.

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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
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, stomach, swallow, put up with, go along with, endure, suffer, withstand, cope with; accept, permit, admit of, countenance; Scottishthole
informal stand for, stick, hack

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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