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 for brook
From 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.
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     2. To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young
        men can not brook restraint. --Spenser.
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              Shall we, who could not brook one lord,
              Crouch to the wicked ten?             --Macaulay.
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     3. To deserve; to earn. [Obs.] --Sir J. Hawkins.
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From 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.
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           The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land
           of brooks of water.                      --Deut. viii.
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           Empires itself, as doth an inland brook
           Into the main of waters.                 --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a
           tributary of a river); "the creek dried up every summer"
           [syn: brook, creek]
      v 1: 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, brook, abide,
           suffer, put up]

From 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

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Brook, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    1062
     Housing Units (2000): 423
     Land area (2000):     0.660769 sq. miles (1.711385 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.009309 sq. miles (0.024109 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.670078 sq. miles (1.735494 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            07966
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             40.866026 N, 87.365812 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     47922
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Brook, IN

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