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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (noun) Chiefly Northeastern U.S. See creek. See Regional Note at run.
  2. (verb-transitive) To put up with; tolerate: We will brook no further argument.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. "Off on pressing business," cried the sanguine youth, as he dashed through the kitchen, frightening Alice, and throwing Toozle into convulsions of delight, -- "horribly important business, that 'won't brook delay;' but what brook means is more than I can guess." - Gascoyne, The Sandal-Wood Trader A Tale of the Pacific
  2. "Off on pressing business," cried the sanguine youth, as he dashed through the kitchen, frightening Alice, and throwing Toozle into convulsions of delight -- "horribly important business that ` won't brook delay; 'but what brook means is more than I can guess." - Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader
  3. They must go straight over it, till they come to cleared land on the other side; then they must keep along by the edge of the wood, to the right, till they come to the brook; they must cross the brook, and follow up the opposite bank, and they'll know the ground when they come to it; or they don't deserve to. - Queechy, Volume I
  4. The sound of the mountain brook gives an illusion of rain drops, - Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan
  5. This rain, falling on land five, ten, a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand feet above the sea level, begins to run back to the sea, picking out the easiest road and cutting a channel that we call a brook, a stream, or a river. - Electricity for the farm Light, heat and power by inexpensive methods from the water wheel or farm engine

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