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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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At the end of each exposure period, brood tubes were transferred to individual glass dishes containing 50 ml of aerated, normoxic ASW (salinity 30) and maintained at 20 [degrees]C.
Comb thickness: Brood comb thickness was determined by measuring the thickness of worker brood combs that had been used for brood rearing.
Colonies were evaluated for brood rearing activity and colony population development between October and September.
In the experiments I and II, the variables were: unsealed brood area (eggs+larvae), sealed brood (pupae), food (honey and pollen) and the percentage of infestation by V.
This result was modified, however, because we had assumed the adults we observed attending the second brood produced in a given box had also been the social parents of the first brood, which we had been unable to observe due to time constraints.
The causes of brood production failure associated with long-term use of liver diets in this study (Fig.
Confirmation that a brood was raised to the fledging stage was obtained by direct observations, by finding feces around the cavity entrance, or by seeing colour-banded adults attending fledglings.
Grouse clutch and chick survival (proportion of hens with broods and mean brood size), in plot years with predator control, were significantly greater (1.
Though Brood II won't be doing any sightseeing in New York City, they're singing, flying, mating and dying all throughout New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, and other places not dominated by the concrete jungle.
This summer, Brood II of the 17-year cicada will emerge in parts of southeastern New York.
But not all broods are created equal and "Brood II" is a big one.
The periodical cicada Brood XIX emerged during May and June 2011 in southernmost Posey County, bringing to five the number of established broods in Indiana.
After 24 h the removal of dead brood in native race was significantly higher than that of exotic one being 85.
Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Centre (PARC) has said that brood stock and quality fish seed production is a big challenge for the agricultural scientists.
com)-- Firetrol Protection Systems Installs High Definition Security Cameras at The Dallas Zoo to Record Birth of Baby Giraffe Brood at Their African Savannah Exhibit.