1. a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river);
- Example: "the creek dried up every summer"
[syn: brook, creek]
1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant;
- Example: "I cannot bear his constant criticism"
- Example: "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"
- Example: "he learned to tolerate the heat"
- Example: "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
[syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brook \Brook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brooked; p. pr. & vb. n. Brooking.] [OE. broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, digest, AS. br?can; akin to D. gebruiken to use, OHG. pr?hhan, G. brauchen, gebrauchen, Icel. br?ka, Goth. br?kjan, and L. frui, to enjoy. Cf. Fruit, Broker.] 1. To use; to enjoy. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Shall we, who could not brook one lord, Crouch to the wicked ten? --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. To deserve; to earn. [Obs.] --Sir J. Hawkins. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brook \Brook\, n. [OE. brok, broke, brook, AS. br[=o]c; akin to D. broek, LG. br[=o]k, marshy ground, OHG. pruoh, G. bruch marsh; prob. fr. the root of E. break, so as that it signifies water breaking through the earth, a spring or brook, as well as a marsh. See Break, v. t.] A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek. [1913 Webster] The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water. --Deut. viii. 7. [1913 Webster] Empires itself, as doth an inland brook Into the main of waters. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
92 Moby Thesaurus words for "brook": abide, abide with, accept, adolescent stream, allow, arroyo, be big, be content with, be easy with, bear, bear with, beck, bide, blink at, bourn, braided stream, branch, brave, brooklet, burn, channel, condone, connive at, countenance, creek, crick, disregard, endure, flowing stream, fluviation, fresh, freshet, gill, go, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, have, hear of, ignore, indulge, judge not, kill, lazy stream, lean over backwards, listen to reason, live with, lump, lump it, meandering stream, midchannel, midstream, millstream, moving road, navigable river, not write off, overlook, persevere, put up with, race, racing stream, rill, river, rivulet, run, rundle, runlet, runnel, see both sides, sike, spill stream, stand, stand for, stick, stomach, stream, stream action, streamlet, subterranean river, suffer, support, suspend judgment, sustain, swallow, take, take up with, tolerate, view with indulgence, wadi, watercourse, waterway, wink at