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fussnoun [U]

 us   /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 (= ​becomingexcited about it)?

fussverb [I]

 us   /fʌs/
to ​becomeupset or ​excited: She was never one to fuss about ​insignificant things. Some ​people like to be fussed over (= ​receive a lot of ​attention). She ​sat there fussing with her ​brightreddress (= ​touching and ​moving it ​nervously).
(Definition of fuss from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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fussnoun

uk   us   /fʌs/

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 ​situationdeserves: 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.make a fuss of sb (mainly US make a fuss 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.
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fuss noun (ATTENTION)

[U] attention given to ​smallmatters that are not ​important: The ​article was ​entitled "Making up with the ​minimum of fuss: a five-minute ​beautyroutine that every ​busy woman should ​know".

fussverb

uk   us   /fʌs/

fuss verb (GIVE ATTENTION TO)

[I] to give too much ​attention to ​smallmatters 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 ​guestsarrive. It ​irritates me the way she's always fussing with her ​hair!
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(Definition of fuss from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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