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English definition of “fuss over sb/sth”

fuss over sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with fuss   /fʌs/ us  
to give a person or animal too much attention because you want to show that you like him, her, or it: She's always fussing over that son of hers as if he were a little boy.Treating someone well
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