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brook

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

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.
Translations of “brook”
in Korean 시내…
in Arabic جَدوَل, غَدير…
in French ruisseau…
in Turkish dere, çay, küçük akarsu…
in Italian ruscello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小溪,小河…
in Russian ручей…
in Polish potok…
in Spanish arroyo…
in Portuguese riacho…
in German der Bach…
in Catalan rierol…
in Japanese 小川…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小溪…
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