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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The device(s) nearest to the brood on the sorting sheet were chosen by the workers as the shelter for the brood.
If a brood was observed with an approximate hatch date that was similar ([+ or -] 4 d) to a hatch date for a previous brood on the same playa, then the later brood was excluded (Naugle et al., 2000).
We detected no significant negative effect of raising a synchronous brood on adult survival in parrotlets (Table 9).