abrook

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ brook (to endure). Compare Old English ābrūcan (to eat). More at brook.

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Verb[edit]

abrook (third-person singular simple present abrooks, present participle abrooking, simple past and past participle abrooked)

  1. To brook; to endure. [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, act 2, scene 4, lines 8-12:
      [] / Uneath may she endure the flinty streets, / To tread them with her tender-feeling feet. / Sweet Nell, ill can thy noble mind abrook / The abject people gazing on thy face / With envious looks, laughing at thy shame, / []

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

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