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Definition 1: a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where brook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the creek dried up every summer

Synonyms for brook in the sense of this definition

(brook is a kind of ...) a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

(... is a kind of brook ) a small brook

(... is an instance of brook) a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War

(... is an instance of brook) a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War

Definition 2: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where brook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot bear his constant criticism
  • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
  • he learned to tolerate the heat
  • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

Synonyms for brook in the sense of this definition

(brook is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of brook ) tolerate or accommodate oneself to

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

(... is a kind of brook ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of brook ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of brook ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of brook ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of brook ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of brook ) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

"You'll pay for this!" "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly" "You'll pay for this opinion later"

(brook has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

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