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Definition of Brook


  1. A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
  2. To use; to enjoy.
  3. To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint.
  4. To deserve; to earn.

Brook Quotations

Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Alexander the Great

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
William C. Bryant

There's a fine line between a stream of consciousness and a babbling brook to nowhere.
Dan Harmon

A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
Joseph Lancaster

Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook, but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Brook Translations

brook in Dutch is beekje, beek
brook in German is bach, Bach {m}
brook in Norwegian is bekk
brook in Portuguese is ribeiro
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