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broodnoun [C]

uk   us   /bruːd/
a ​group of ​youngbirds all ​born at the same ​time: The ​blackbirdflew back and ​forth to ​its brood. humorous a person's ​youngchildren: Ann was at the ​party with her brood.

broodverb [I]

uk   us   /bruːd/
to ​think for a ​longtime about things that make you ​sad, ​worried, or ​angry: I ​wish she wouldn't ​sit brooding in her ​room all ​day.
(Definition of brood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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broodnoun [C]

 us   /brud/

brood noun [C] (GROUP)

a ​group of ​youngbirds all ​born at the same ​time, or infml a person’s ​children: infml I moved in with Annie and her brood.

broodverb [I]

 us   /brud/

brood verb [I] (THINK)

to ​thinksilently for a ​longtime about things that make you ​sad, ​worried, or ​angry: He brooded over the ​insult.
(Definition of brood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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