English noun: brook
|1.||brook (object) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)|
|Samples||The creek dried up every summer.|
|Broader (hypernym)||stream, watercourse|
|Instance hyponym||Aegospotami, Aegospotamos, Bull Run|
English verb: brook
|1.||brook (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant|
|Samples||I cannot bear his constant criticism.|
The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks.
He learned to tolerate the heat.
She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage.
|Examples||Sam cannot brook Sue|
|Synonyms||abide, bear, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||allow, countenance, let, permit|
|Narrower (hyponym)||accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down|