brood about

brood about someone or something

 and brood on someone or something; brood over someone or something
to fret or be depressed about someone or something. Please don't brood about Albert. He is no good for you. There's no need to brood on Jeff. He can take care of himself.
See also: brood
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A) Mean brood production rating of test colonies with brood: 4 = excellent, substantially more brood than workers; 3 = good, brood about equal to workers; 2 = poor, brood substantially less than workers; 1 = bad, only a little brood visible; and 0 = no brood.
She started laying her first brood about 24 May 2007; hatching occurred on 6 June 2007 and the nestlings fledged on 16 June 2007.
At this point, workers would frequently pile brood about the snake or in the burrows next to the snake.
They feel hopeless and worthless, brood about death and dying, and may exhibit suicidal behavior.