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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  bear;  to  endure;  to  put  up  with  to  tolerate;  as  young 
  men  can  not  brook  restraint.  --Spenser. 
 
  Shall  we  who  could  not  brook  one  lord,  Crouch  to 
  the  wicked  ten?  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  deserve;  to  earn.  [Obs.]  --Sir  J.  Hawkins. 




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