brook (v.) Old form(s): brook'd, brooke , Brookes
allow, permit, bear
1H4 IV.i.62[Worcester to Hotspur] The quality and hair of our attempt / Brooks no division
2H6 I.i.168[Cardinal to all] This weighty business will not brook delay
2H6 V.i.110[York to Somerset, of his sons] First let me ask of these / If they can brook I bow a knee to man
H5 V.chorus.44[Chorus] Then brook a bridgement [also: sense 1]
TS I.i.114[Hortensio to Gremio] the nature of our quarrel yet never brooked parle
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