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brood

noun [C] uk   /bruːd/ us  
a group of young birds all born at the same time: The blackbird flew back and forth to its brood. humorous a person's young children: Ann was at the party with her brood.

brood

verb [I] uk   /bruːd/ us  
to think for a long time about things that make you sad, worried, or angry: I wish she wouldn't sit brooding in her room all day.
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