Origin of brook1
verb (used with object)
Origin of brook2
Synonyms for brook
Related Words for brookscountenance, tolerate, rill, run, creek, burn, rivulet, watercourse, branch, river, beck, runnel, streamlet, withstand, stomach, support, abide, bear, allow, go
Examples from the Web for brooks
Contemporary Examples of brooks
When Robert Haile pulled his own weapon, Brooks continued his stick-up.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back
December 5, 2014
Brooks later joked of Obama, “[The President] said, David, which sort of wine would you like me to turn your water into?”The Booze That Saved America
November 8, 2014
Brooks resigned his seat but was immediately returned by his district in a special election.Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween
P. J. O’Rourke
November 1, 2014
“Raising the ticket price, just because there is a big demand for tickets, was never an option for me,” Brooks said.
When Brooks went into his second song, an old hit called “Rodeo,” the cheers grew so loud it was hard to hear him sing.
Historical Examples of brooks
"This country ought to be full of brooks and creeks," he said to Pennington.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
What drinks from the brooks and wells, and from the stones on the bank?Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
There were no rushes to make water-wheels of, and no brooks to set them turning in.Wilfrid Cumbermede
It receives some brooks, and abounds in excellent fish, and in alligators.
That day they travelled ten leagues, crossed one river and two brooks.
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."