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fuss

noun
 
/fʌs/
excitement or worry about something that is not important: What’s all the fuss about?
make a fuss to complain about something: He made a big fuss because I was five minutes late.
make a fuss of someone to give someone a lot of attention and treat them well: My uncle always makes a big fuss of the children.
make a fuss over someone to give someone a lot of attention and treat him or her well: My uncle always makes a big fuss over the children.
(Definition of fuss noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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