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English definition of “brook”


noun [C] uk   /brʊk/ us  
a small stream: I could hear the sound of a babbling brook.


verb uk   /brʊk/ formal us  
brook no sth/not brook sth to not allow or accept something, especially a difference of opinion or intention: She won't brook any criticism of her work.
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