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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brook /ˈbrʊk/
 小溪(vt.)容忍

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brook n.  A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
    The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water.   --Deut. viii. 7.
 Empires itself, as doth an inland brook
 Into the main of waters.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brooked p. pr. & vb. n. Brooking.]
 1. To use; to enjoy. [Obs.]
 2. To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint.
 Shall we, who could not brook one lord,
 Crouch to the wicked ten?   --Macaulay.
 3. To deserve; to earn. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 brook
      n : a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a
          tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
          [syn: creek]
      v : put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach,
           bear, stand, tolerate, support, abide, suffer,
           put up]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Brook
    a torrent. (1.) Applied to small streams, as the Arnon, Jabbok,
    etc. Isaiah (15:7) speaks of the "book of the willows," probably
    the Wady-el-Asha. (2.) It is also applied to winter torrents
    (Job 6:15; Num. 34:5; Josh. 15:4, 47), and to the torrent-bed or
    wady as well as to the torrent itself (Num. 13:23; 1 Kings
    17:3). (3.) In Isa. 19:7 the river Nile is meant, as rendered in
    the Revised Version.