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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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The time-consuming GPS mapping was performed in eastern Cincinnati to determine the eastern boundary of the brood, which will be compared to the western boundary of Brood XIV when that brood emerges in 2008.
Song rates (peak and average) during fertile and incubation stages were higher than when feeding young in both first and second broods (although not when looking at first broods independently).
Individual fertility estimates show that Puelche oysters may brood from 447,500 to 3,790,000 larvae (mean = 1,868,212; std = 813,808; n = 121).
The award for overall best brood in the show went to a newcomer in Suzie May, an August 01 daughter of Toms The Best, who also won the 'bitches' destined for brood' category.
Athens County is within the range of Brood V, which last emerged there in 1999.
Distribution of Broods XXII, V, and VIII of Cicada septendecim in Indiana.
This allowed us to track the number of broods, time from mating to extrusion, occurrence of molting, and exact carapace size for each individual female.
HISTORY was made at the recent Greyhound Breeders' Festival at Harlow with Heather Dimmock becoming the first in the show's 41-years history to provide the winner of both the Best Sapling and Best Brood in Show categories.
Females with partially aborted broods were not identified nor excluded from the present study.
A BLACKBIRD with a liking for toddlers has returned to raise a second brood of chicks right under the noses of youngsters at a Nuneaton pre-school.
Habitat utilized by wild turkey broods within oak-hickory forests of West Virginia.
During the 199742000 study, the researchers studied broods of the viviparous eelpout (Zoarces viviparus), a small bottom-dwelling marine fish.
CANADA Geese are proudly parading their newly-hatched broods of goslings around on lakes and rivers.
The proportion of male parasitoids in broods developing from the second instar and adult mealybugs did not influence the parasitoids' survival rate (second instar: [F.