, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brooked (); p. pr. & vb. n. Brooking.] [OE. broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, digest, AS. brcan; akin to D. gebruiken to use, OHG. prhhan, G. brauchen, gebrauchen, Icel. brka, Goth. brkjan, 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?
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3. To deserve; to earn. [Obs.] Sir J. Hawkins.
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