"brooks" in the noun sense
1. brook, creek
a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river
"the creek dried up every summer"
"brooks" in the verb sense
1. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
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"
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