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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


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


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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