brood about

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brood about (someone or something)

To worry, fret, or obsess over someone or something. Quit brooding about that fight you had with your girlfriend and just talk to her already! Recent financial losses have the boss brooding about the future of our small company.
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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.
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In this instance, the female started laying her first egg of the second brood on the fifth day after the first brood fledged.
The device(s) nearest to the brood on the sorting sheet were chosen by the workers as the shelter for the brood.
We located hens after hatch every 2-5 days until ducklings were 30 days of age or until we observed a female without a brood on two consecutive tracking sessions.