副词:broodingly 动词过去式:brooded 过去分词:brooded 现在分词:brooding 第三人称单数:broods
n [C, Gp]
1 all the young birds or other animals produced at one hatching or birth （一窝孵出的）幼鸟; （一次产出的）动物
*a hen and her brood (of chicks) 母鸡和它的一窝小鸡.
2 (joc 谑) family of children 一家的孩子
*There's Mrs O'Brien taking her brood for a walk. 奥布赖恩太太领着她那群孩子散步呢.
1 [I] (of a bird) sit on eggs to hatch them （指鸟）孵雏.
2 [I, Ipr] ~ (on/over sth) think (about sth) for a long time in a troubled or resentful way 忧闷地沉思（某事物）
*When he's depressed he sits brooding for hours. 他消沉的时候, 就坐着沉思几小时.
* It doesn't help to brood on your mistakes. 对所犯的错误耿耿于怀是无济于事的.
1. The bird was trying to find food for its brood. 鸟儿在为它的一窝小鸟觅食。