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English noun: brook

1. brook (object) a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)


SamplesThe creek dried up every summer.


Synonymscreek


Broader (hypernym)stream, watercourse


Narrower (hyponym)brooklet


Instance hyponymAegospotami, Aegospotamos, Bull Run


English verb: brook

1. brook (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant


SamplesI 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.


ExamplesSam cannot brook Sue


Synonymsabide, bear, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----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


Verb groupsuffer









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