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  • 1 brood over — index deplore, dwell (linger over), ponder, reflect (ponder), review Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 brood over — Synonyms and related words: ache, agonize, bear in mind, bleed, breathe vengeance, cherish, chew over, con over, deliberate over, deliberate upon, digest, dwell on, dwell upon, fan the embers, fret, grieve, harbor revenge, have in mind, hold in… …

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  • 3 brood over — Dwell upon, think anxiously upon, morbidly meditate …

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  • 4 Brood — (br[=o]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brooded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brooding}.] 1. To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and… …

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  • 5 brood — I UK [bruːd] / US [brud] verb [intransitive] Word forms brood : present tense I/you/we/they brood he/she/it broods present participle brooding past tense brooded past participle brooded 1) to think and worry about something a lot brood about/over …

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  • 6 brood — brood1 [bru:d] v 1.) to keep thinking about something that you are worried or upset about ▪ Don t sit at home brooding all day. brood over/about/on ▪ There s no point brooding over it she s gone. 2.) if a bird broods, it sits on its eggs to make… …

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  • 7 brood — brood1 [ brud ] verb intransitive 1. ) to think and worry about something a lot: brood about/over: Don t sit and brood over it for weeks. 2. ) if a bird broods, it sits on its eggs until the young birds are born brood brood 2 [ brud ] noun count… …

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  • 8 brood — /brud / (say broohd) noun 1. a number of young creatures produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young. 2. Colloquial a family: bring the whole brood over. 3. breed or kind. –verb (t) 4. to sit as a bird over (eggs or young);… …

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  • 9 Brood parasite — Brood parasitism is a form of parasitism …

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  • 10 brood — [bro͞od] n. [ME & OE brod, akin to Ger brut, a hatching: for IE base see BREATH] 1. the offspring, or a family of offspring, of animals; esp., a group of birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for together 2. all the children in a family 3.… …

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  • 11 brood — [n] cluster of children begats, breed, chicks, clutch, descendants, family, flock, hatch, infants, issue, litter, offspring, posterity, progeniture, progeny, scions, seed, young; concept 296 Ant. child brood [v] agonize over be in brown study*,… …

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  • 12 Brood XIII — (also known as Brood 13 or Northern Illinois Brood) is one of 15 separate broods of periodical cicadas that appear regularly throughout the midwestern United States. Every 17 years, Brood XIII tunnels en masse to the surface of the ground, lays… …

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  • 13 Brood XIX — (also known as Brood 19 and the Great Southern Brood) is one of 15 separate broods of periodical cicadas that appear regularly throughout the southeastern United States. Every 13 years, Brood XIX tunnels en masse to the surface of the ground,… …

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  • 14 Brood XIV — (also known as Brood 14) is one of 15 separate broods of periodical cicadas that appear regularly throughout the midwestern United States. Every 17 years, Brood XIV tunnels en masse to the surface of the ground, lays eggs, and then die off in… …

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  • 15 Brood — (br[=oo]d), v. t. 1. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. [1913 Webster] 2. To cherish with care. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. To think anxiously or moodily upon. [1913 Webster] You ll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne.… …

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  • 16 brood´ing|ly — brood|ing «BROO dihng», adjective. 1. hovering closely around, as a bird over her brood: »lost in a brooding cloud of fog (Charles Kingsley). 2. dwelling moodily upon a subject of thought. –brood´ing|ly, adverb …

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  • 17 brood|ing — «BROO dihng», adjective. 1. hovering closely around, as a bird over her brood: »lost in a brooding cloud of fog (Charles Kingsley). 2. dwelling moodily upon a subject of thought. –brood´ing|ly, adverb …

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  • 18 brood — I verb agonize, be dejected, cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate over, despair, despond, dwell upon, fret, grieve, incubare, meditate on, mope, morbidly meditate, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, study, sulk, think anxiously,… …

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  • 19 Brood (comics) — comicbookspecies| caption=Cover art for Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #2. Art by Frank Cho. species=Brood publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Uncanny X Men #155 creators=Chris Claremont Dave Cockrum homeworld= notable members= powers= subcat=Marvel Comics… …

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  • 20 brood — [[t]bru͟ːd[/t]] broods, brooding, brooded 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A brood is a group of baby birds that were born at the same time to the same mother. 2) N COUNT: usu sing (emphasis) You can refer to someone s young children as their brood when …

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