Meaning of “brood” in the English Dictionary

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broodnoun [ C ]

us /brud/

brood noun [ C ] (GROUP)

a group of young birds 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 think silently for a long time 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)