Definition of 'brook'
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Those figures would brook no argument. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He expected the same from his editors and would brook no editorial interference. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They lead to judgments that brook no argument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Perhaps these facts brook no argument. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Might work on the cheap, but not a man to brook interference. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was easily "put upon", but did not readily brook interference. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)He wanted complete control of the Staatsoper and was prepared to brook no bureaucratic interference. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)They will brook no argument, these people. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is a public footpath and small brook between our boundary wall and the hedge. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I will brook no argument about this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We had ruins to our front and a small brook with trees which curved round to our left and we were spread out along it. The Sun (2008)One day a young female began to wash the sand from the sweet potatoes by plunging them in a small brook that ran through the beach. Cultural Anthropology (1995)After spending 20 minutes looking at the brook from a small bridge the group was taken farther along the stream to where the body was found. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I was sitting in the meadows one day, not long ago, at a place where there was a small brook. What Katy Did (1872)
Trends of 'brook'
Used Occasionally. brook is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'brook'
British English: brook NOUN
A brook is a small stream.
Definition of brook from the Collins English Dictionary
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