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English definition of “fuss”

fuss

noun [U]  /fʌs/ us  
the condition of being excited, annoyed, or not satisfied about something, esp. about something that is not very important: [U] Let’s see what all the fuss is about. [U] She learned to make good food without too much fuss. [C] Why are they suddenly making a fuss about this (= becoming excited about it)?

fuss

verb [I]  /fʌs/ us  
to become upset or excited: She was never one to fuss about insignificant things. Some people like to be fussed over (= receive a lot of attention). She sat there fussing with her bright red dress (= touching and moving it nervously).
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