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ruminate on (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ponder on or think about something very deeply. We sat ruminating on various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ruminate on.
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ruminate about (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ponder on or think about something very deeply. We sat ruminating about various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ruminate about.
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ruminate about something

 and ruminate on something
to ponder and think about something. (Alludes to a cow, relaxing and chewing its cud, as if it is thinking.) He sat, ruminating about the events of the day, humming and eating peanuts. Let me ruminate on this a little bit.
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Indeed, the risk is so high that researchers have suggested that youthful ruminators be targeted for prevention programs.
Because ruminators rarely emerge from their "mental box" to overcome such problems as low self-esteem, weak social skills and unhappiness.
Why ruminators are poor problem solvers: Clues from the phenomenology of dysphoric rumination.
This was found to be true specifically among those labeled in the initial assessment as "high ruminators" - those with a tendency to brood over the circumstances of their separation in search of answers.
People from surrounding villages gathered as if drawn to a zoo, to see my grandfather's "rats"--the first Romanian livestock to break the tradition of the ruminators!
However, four men of the seventeenth century, armed with the new technology of the microscope and the privilege of dissection denied previous ruminators, began to discern how the different elements of reproduction looked from the inside.
Used to foraging on the high plains of Peru, Chile and Bolivia where food is sparse, alpacas have evolved into highly efficient ruminators, which keep feed costs to a minimum.
She calls them Ruminators - an apt description, when you consider both meanings of the word ruminate.
"The vaccine can prevent the FMD in the livestock and ruminators which are killed by the disease every year; of course, some changes are witnessed in these viruses every year and we have produced a new type of vaccine after sampling the new virus," Head of Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute in Iran Hadi Famil Qadakchi told reporters in Tehran at the time.
It could give ruminators another thing to worry about, and could increase anxiety rather than alleviate it.
'Thanks for sharing that': Ruminators and their social support networks.