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Definition of "brook" []

  • Chiefly Northeastern U.S. See creek. See Regional Note at run. (noun)
  • To put up with; tolerate: We will brook no further argument. (verb-transitive)
  • A natural freshwater stream smaller than a river (noun)

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Use "brook" in a sentence
  • ""Off on pressing business," cried the sanguine youth, as he dashed through the kitchen, frightening Alice, and throwing Toozle into convulsions of delight, -- "horribly important business, that 'won't brook delay;' but what _brook_ means is more than I can guess.""
  • ""Off on pressing business," cried the sanguine youth, as he dashed through the kitchen, frightening Alice, and throwing Toozle into convulsions of delight -- "horribly important business that ` won't brook delay; 'but what _brook_ means is more than I can guess.""
  • "They must go straight over it, till they come to cleared land on the other side; then they must keep along by the edge of the wood, to the right, till they come to the brook; they must _cross the brook_, and follow up the opposite bank, and they'll know the ground when they come to it; or they don't deserve to."