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English definition of “fuss”

fuss

noun [U]    /fʌs/
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)?
(Definition of fuss noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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