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broodnoun [C]

uk   us   /bruːd/
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.

broodverb [I]

uk   us   /bruːd/
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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