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fuss

noun
 
 
/fʌs/
B2 [U, no plural] a situation in which people become excited, annoyed, or anxious about something, especially about something unimportant: What's all the fuss about? They were making a big fuss over nothing.Anger and displeasure
kick up/make a fuss to complain about something: If they don't bring our food soon, I'll have to kick up a fuss.Complaining
make a fuss of/over sb to give someone a lot of attention and treat them well: My uncle always makes a big fuss of the children.Treating someone well
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