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Meaning of BROOK

Pronunciation:  brûk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
  2. [v]  put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"

BROOK is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: abide, bear, creek, endure, put up, stand, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
 See Also: accept, Aegospotami, Aegospotamos, allow, bear up, countenance, hold still for, let, live with, pay, permit, sit out, stand for, stream, submit, swallow, take, take a joke, take lying down, undergo, watercourse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brook\, n. [OE. brok, broke, brook, AS. br[=o]c; akin to
    D. broek, LG. br[=o]k, marshy ground, OHG. pruoh, G. bruch
    marsh; prob. fr. the root of E. break, so as that it
    signifies water breaking through the earth, a spring or
    brook, as well as a marsh. See {Break}, v. t.]
    A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
          The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land
          of brooks of water.                      --Deut. viii.
          Empires itself, as doth an inland brook Into the main
          of waters.                               --Shak.
  2. \Brook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brooked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Brooking}.] [OE. broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, digest, AS.
    br?can; akin to D. gebruiken to use, OHG. pr?hhan, G.
    brauchen, gebrauchen, Icel. br?ka, Goth. br?kjan, and L.
    frui, to enjoy. Cf. {Fruit}, {Broker}.]
    1. To use; to enjoy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young
       men can not brook restraint. --Spenser.
             Shall we, who could not brook one lord, Crouch to
             the wicked ten?                       --Macaulay.
    3. To deserve; to earn. [Obs.] --Sir J. Hawkins.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a torrent. (1.) Applied to small streams, as the Arnon, Jabbok, etc. Isaiah (15:7) speaks of the "book of the willows," probably the Wady-el-Asha. (2.) It is also applied to winter torrents (Job 6:15; Num. 34:5; Josh. 15:4, 47), and to the torrent-bed or wady as well as to the torrent itself (Num. 13:23; 1 Kings 17:3). (3.) In Isa. 19:7 the river Nile is meant, as rendered in the Revised Version.

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