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  Definition of brood
  1. the young of an animal cared for at one time
  2. sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
  3. think moodily or anxiously about something
  4. be in a huff; be silent or sullen
  5. be in a huff and display one''s displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn''t get what she wanted"
  6. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
Similar Words: hatch, cover, incubate, dwell, grizzle, stew, sulk, pout, hover, loom, bulk large

 

See Also: dwell on, linger over

 

Hyponyms: clutch, grizzle, stew

 

Grouped Verbs: breed, cover, hatch

 

Entailments: sit down, sit, resent

 

Derivational Morphology: hatch, cover, incubate, brooding, incubation, incubator, brooder, hatching, fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither, sourpuss, picklepuss, gloomy Gus, pouter, sulk, sulkiness

 

 
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