brood over

brood over
Dwell upon, think anxiously upon, morbidly meditate.

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

  • 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… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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);… …  

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

  • 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.… …   English World dictionary

  • 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*,… …   New thesaurus

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