I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English brōc; akin to Old High German bruoh marshy ground Date: before 12th century creek 2 II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English brouken to use, enjoy, from Old English brūcan; akin to Old High German brūhhan to use, Latin frui to enjoy Date: 15th century to stand for ; tolerate <
he would brook no interference with his plans

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