Brook

Definition of Brook

n.1.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. 7.
Empires itself, as doth an inland brook
Into the main of waters.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To use; to enjoy.
[imp. & p. p. Brooked ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Brooking.]
2.To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint.
Shall we, who could not brook one lord,
Crouch to the wicked ten?
- Macaulay.
3.To deserve; to earn.

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