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BROOK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brook mean? 

BROOK (noun)
  The noun BROOK has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: BROOK used as a noun is very rare.


BROOK (verb)
  The verb BROOK has 1 sense:

1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

  Familiarity information: BROOK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROOK (noun)


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Meaning:

A natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

brook; creek

Context example:

the creek dried up every summer

Hypernyms ("brook" is a kind of...):

stream; watercourse (a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brook"):

brooklet (a small brook)

Instance hyponyms:

Bull Run (a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War)

Aegospotami; Aegospotamos (a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War)


BROOK (verb)


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Meaning:

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

tolerate; endure; brook; abide; stomach; digest; bear; stick out; suffer; put up; stand; support

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "brook" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "brook"):

sit out (endure to the end)

submit; take; undergo (accept or undergo, often unwillingly)

take a joke (listen to a joke at one's one expense)

take lying down (suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively)

bear up (endure cheerfully)

hold still for; stand for (tolerate or bear)

accept; live with; swallow (tolerate or accommodate oneself to)

pay (bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot brook Sue


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