- (transitive, obsolete, except in Scots) To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
- (transitive, obsolete) To earn; deserve.
- (transitive) To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative).
NounBrook (plural Brooks)
- a body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
- (Sussex, Kent) a water meadow.
- (Sussex, Kent, in the plural) low, marshy ground.
Adjectives for Brook
sluggish; delectable; south-sloping; unreposing; rapid; boisterous; wandering brawling; glassy; careless; shallow; hidden sedgy; rainfull; thirst-inviting; defiled rippling; weedy; gushing; tumbling; mazy copious; unsunned; struggling; babbling gurgling; glittering; limpid; unseen; patient; peaceful; passionless; rushing; shrunken; inland; reedy; swift-running; crisped; hurrying; rushy; pellucid; happy; murmuring; narrow; silver; bisecting; cool; meandering; sweet; perennial; dancing; transparent; rocky; mountain; sparkling; companionable; pebbly; winding; wild; clear; woodland.
Verbs for Brook
—nourishes; —simmers; —steams; —warms.
abide, abide with, accept, adolescent stream, allow, arroyo, be big, be content with, be easy with, bear, bear with, beck, bide, blink at, bourn, braided stream, branch, brave, brooklet, burn, channel, condone, connive at, countenance, creek, crick, disregard, endure, flowing stream, fluviation, fresh, freshet, gill, go, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, have, hear of, ignore, indulge, judge not, kill, lazy stream, lean over backwards, listen to reason, live with, lump, lump it, meandering stream, midchannel, midstream, millstream, moving road, navigable river, not write off, overlook, persevere, put up with, race, racing stream, rill, river, rivulet, run, rundle, runlet, runnel, see both sides, sike, spill stream, stand, stand for, stick, stomach, stream, stream action, streamlet, subterranean river, suffer, support, suspend judgment, sustain, swallow, take, take up with, tolerate, view with indulgence, wadi, watercourse, waterway, wink at
- From Middle English brouken (“to use, enjoy”), from Old English brūcan (“to enjoy, brook, use, possess, partake of, spend”), from Proto-Germanic *brūkanan (“to enjoy, use”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrūg- (“to enjoy”). Cognate with Scots brook, brouk (“to use, enjoy”), West Frisian brûke (“to use”), Dutch bruiken (“to use”), German brauchen (“to need, require, use”), Danish bruge (“to use”), Latin fruor (“enjoy”). Related to fruit.
- From Middle English, from Old English brōc (“brook, stream, torrent”), from Proto-Germanic *brōkaz (“stream”), from Proto-Indo-European *mrāǵ- (“silt, slime”). Cognate with Dutch broek (“marsh, swamp”), German Bruch (“marsh”), Ancient Greek βράγος (brágos, “shallows”).