dwell on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theydwell on
he/she/itdwells on
present participledwelling on
past tensedwelled on or dwelt on
past participledwelled on or dwelt on

or dwell upon

  1. dwell on/upon something to spend a lot of time thinking or talking about something unpleasant

    He tends to dwell on the negative aspects of his performance.

See also main entry: dwell