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verb [intransitive]     brood pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebrooding
past tensebrooded
past participlebrooded
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  1. 1
    to think and worry about something a lot
    brood about/over:

    Don’t sit and brood over it for weeks.

  2. 2
    if a bird broods, it sits on its eggs until the young birds are born
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