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

 

brook

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//brʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brʊk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brook
BrE BrE//brʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brʊk//
 
he / she / it brooks
BrE BrE//brʊks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brʊks//
 
past simple brooked
BrE BrE//brʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brʊkt//
 
past participle brooked
BrE BrE//brʊkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brʊkt//
 
-ing form brooking
BrE BrE//ˈbrʊkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrʊkɪŋ//
 
 
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not brook something/not brook somebody doing something/brook no… (formal) to not allow something The tone in his voice brooked no argument. She would brook no criticism of her son. Word Originverb Old English brūcan ‘use, possess’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bruiken and German brauchen. The current sense dates from the mid 16th cent., a figurative use of an earlier sense ‘digest, stomach’.
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