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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.


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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