fuss

fuss
[[t]fʌ̱s[/t]]
fusses, fussing, fussed
1) N-SING: also no det Fuss is anxious or excited behaviour which serves no useful purpose.

I don't know what all the fuss is about...

He just gets down to work without any fuss.

Syn:
2) VERB If you fuss, you worry or behave in a nervous, anxious way about unimportant matters or rush around doing unnecessary things.

[V about] Carol fussed about getting me a drink...

[V over n] My wife was fussing over the food and clothing we were going to take...

[V prep] She fussed with a wisp of hair over her ear...

[V prep] A team of waiters began fussing around the table...

`Stop fussing,' he snapped. [Also V n]

Syn:
3) VERB If you fuss over someone, you pay them a lot of attention and do things to make them happy or comfortable.

[V over n] Auntie Hilda and Uncle Jack couldn't fuss over them enough.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you make a fuss or kick up a fuss about something, you become angry or excited about it and complain. [INFORMAL]

I don't know why everybody makes such a fuss about a few mosquitoes...

I kick up a fuss if my wife wants to spend time alone.

5) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If you make a fuss of someone, you pay them a lot of attention and do things to make them happy or comfortable. [BRIT]

When I arrived my nephews made a big fuss of me.


English dictionary. 2008.

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