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brood

brood

 
 
pronunciation:
brud
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of young birds or other animals hatched or born at the same time to one mother.
 
synonyms:
litter, young
similar words:
offspring
definition 2: (informal) the children that belong to one family.
Aunt Mary is coming over with her noisy brood.
similar words:
children, kids, offspring, youngsters
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: brooded, brooding, broods
definition 1: to sit on eggs in order to hatch them.
similar words:
sit
definition 2: to think or worry a lot about a single subject (usually followed by "on" or "over").
She brooded over the problem all night.
synonyms:
mope
similar words:
contemplate, dwell on, meditate, muse, ponder, reflect, worry
derivation: broodless (adj.)
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