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brood

noun [C]  /brud/ us  

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.

brood

verb [I]  /brud/ us  

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.
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