- brook farm,
- brook park,
- brook trout,
- brooke, rupert
Origin of brook1
verb (used with object)
Origin of brook2
Examples from the Web for brook
Unable to help her legally, as her case had already been dismissed at every level, Brook referred her to me.What Military Base Shootings Reveal About the Mental Health Debate|Caitlin Dickson|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This might, Brook feared, convince jury members that a translator like Ali would be unnecessary.
Brook finds recurring trends in St. Petersburg, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Dubai.
Either way, the underlying reason should be clear: Lieberman will brook no dissent and no distractions from his goal.
Paradise Lust by Brook Wilensky-Lanford A charming account of the people who quixotically search for the fabled Garden of Eden.
Alone the thick polled alders remain green, and in their shadow the brook is still darker.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
Then came the visit to Brook Street, and Ayala returned quite an altered young woman.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
He did not consider, but went slap at the brook, and cleared it with a leap of nearly twenty feet.Whip and Spur|George E. Waring
The young giant crossed the brook, passed the willow, found the mullein stalk, and counted the daffodils.Tell Me Another Story|Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
She is headstrong and imperious and does not brook resistance to her will.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
Word Origin for brook
Word Origin for brook
"small stream," Old English broc "flowing stream, torrest," of obscure origin, probably from Proto-Germanic *broka- which yielded words in German (Bruch) and Dutch (broek) that have a sense of "marsh." In Sussex and Kent, it means "water-meadow," and in plural, "low, marshy ground."
"to endure," Old English brucan "use, enjoy, possess; eat; cohabit with," from Proto-Germanic *bruk- "to make use of, enjoy" (cf. Old Saxon brukan, Old Frisian bruka, Old High German bruhhan, German brauchen "to use," Gothic brukjan), from PIE root *bhrug- "to make use of, have enjoyment of" (cf. Latin fructus). Sense of "use" applied to food led to "be able to digest," and by 16c. to "tolerate."