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brood over

To worry anxiously or be despondent about something or someone, especially at great length and in isolation. I know you're upset about failing your exam, but don't brood over it all weekend. Tom's been brooding over our financial situation ever since he got laid off last month.
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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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These data also suggest that smaller individuals may be more susceptible to infections by parasites, parasites may retard growth, or parasitized females simply had fewer developing broods than nonparasitized females.
Owners of beehives were warned to remove them while defaulters' were asked to remove the brood boxes.
Well fed fire ant laboratory colonies do not normally stop producing brood as long as temperatures remain at or above 25[degrees]C and below 32[degrees]C (Porter 1988), unless the colonies are diseased or seriously stressed in some way.
ECHO reader Danielle Stages, who tweeted @ LivEchonews the lovely picture of the cute brood, said she noticed the swans and their offspring as she was out walking in her local park.
The variation in brood sex ratio (as binomially distributed data) on the brood level was analyzed using a generalized linear model, with binomial error structure and logit link function in Statistica for Windows v.
Cicada researchers are using observations from citizen scientists, along with automated devices equipped with GPS, to make more accurate records of Brood II's emergence than any cicada invasion before.
Pollock and Goosen (1991) have used the term brood size, which is appropriate particularly for species that spawn repetitively during a breeding season.
All adult Brood X cicadas will die before their offspring hatch.
On April 30, 2004, one of my Wyandotte pullets began to brood the clutch.
His brood, who range in age from seven to 30, includes six sets of twins.
Brood production by males was probably not limited by the availability of mature females because sex ratios were slightly biased in favor of females (Curtis and Vincent, 2006), and the interclutch intervals of females were equal to the brooding periods of males.
The final brood starved to death after the mother was torn apart.
Yesterday, six young from the second brood were ringed at the farm by Blaydon-based owl expert Brian Little.
According the information of the turkey's owner, merciful turkey started to brood hen's egg after its eggs had been stolen by a fox.
From a total of 616 section A entries, the eight-year-old palomino brood mare Shamroklake Silk Hortensia, owned and bred by Henrie Leeuwenhaag of Rossum, Holland, won the senior brood mare class from 35 entries and was reserve female champion to the overall winner, the barren mare Springlane Pebbles owned by Mark and Liz Kilbey of Great Bentley, Essex.