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English noun: brood

1. brood (group) the young of an animal cared for at one time


Broader (hypernym)animal group


Narrower (hyponym)clutch


English verb: brood

1. brood (cognition) think moodily or anxiously about something


ExamplesSam and Sue brood over the results of the experiment


Synonymsdwell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)care, worry

2. brood (stative) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing


SamplesThe terrible vision brooded over her all day long.


ExamplesSome big birds brood in the tree, There brood some big birds in the tree


Synonymsbulk large, hover, loom


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)hang


Narrower (hyponym)dominate, eclipse, overshadow

3. brood (stative) be in a huff and display one's displeasure


SamplesShe is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted.


Synonymspout, sulk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)brood, grizzle, stew


Entailresent

4. brood (emotion) be in a huff; be silent or sullen


Synonymsgrizzle, stew


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)brood, pout, sulk

5. brood (body) sit on (eggs)


SamplesBirds brood.
The female covers the eggs.


Synonymscover, hatch, incubate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)multiply, procreate, reproduce


Entailsit, sit down


Verb groupbreed, cover, hatch









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