Definition of brook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//brʊk//
; NAmE NAmE//brʊk//
Rivers and lakes
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a small river See related entries: Rivers and lakes Word Originnoun Old English brōc, of unknown origin; related to Dutch broek and German Bruch ‘marsh’.Extra examples The brook runs across the middle of the field. The road goes over a small brook. We’ll have to cross the brook to get to the road. a area of lovely lakes and babbling brooks The peace and quiet was disturbed only by a gently babbling brook.
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