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fuss

noun uk   /fʌs/ us  

fuss noun (TOO MUCH OF A FEELING)

C1 [S or U] a show of anger, worry, or excitement that is unnecessary or greater than the situation deserves: She made such a fuss when Richard spilled a drop of wine on her blouse! It's all a fuss about nothing. I don't see what the fuss is about - he seems like a fairly ordinary looking guy to me. We tried to arrange a ceremony with as little fuss as possible.Anger and displeasure make a fuss of/over sb to give someone a lot of attention and treat them well: She doesn't see her grandchildren very often so she makes a real fuss of them when she does.Treating someone well

fuss noun (ATTENTION)

[U] attention given to small matters that are not important: The article was entitled 'Making up with the minimum of fuss: a five-minute beauty routine that every busy woman should know'.Inconvenience

fuss

verb uk   /fʌs/ us  

fuss verb (GIVE ATTENTION TO)

[I] to give too much attention to small matters that are not important, usually in a way that shows that you are worried and not relaxed: Please, stop fussing - the food's cooking and there's nothing more to do until the guests arrive. It irritates me the way she's always fussing with her hair!Anxious and worriedWanting everything to be right

fuss verb (MAKE NERVOUS/ANGRY)

[T] US to make someone nervous and angry by trying to get their attention when they are very busy: Don't fuss me, honey, I've got a whole pile of work to do.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
Phrasal verbs
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