Fuss meaning

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To fuss is defined as to make a big deal about something.

An example of to fuss is to get anxious about a long line at the grocery store.

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Fuss means to cry.

An example of to fuss is to cry like a baby.

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The definition of a fuss is a lot of activity or focus on something.

An example of a fuss is the big deal a mother makes over her child.

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A fuss is defined as a fight or disagreement.

An example of a fuss is an argument between two people.

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Needlessly nervous or useless activity; commotion.

There was a lot of fuss on moving day.

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A display of affectionate excitement and attention.

Everyone made a fuss over the new baby.

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To trouble or worry over trifles.
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To be excessively careful or solicitous.

Fussed over their children.

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To object; complain.
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A quarrel.
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To get into or be in a state of nervous or useless activity.

Fussed with the collar of his coat.

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To disturb or vex with unimportant matters.
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A flurry of nervous, excited, often needless activity; bustle.
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A state of excessive nervousness, agitation, etc.
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A quarrel or argument.
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A showy display of delight, approval, interest, etc.
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Trouble, difficulty, or bother.
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To cause or make a fuss.
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To bustle about or worry, esp. over trifles.
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To whine, fret, etc.
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To bother or worry unnecessarily.
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(countable or uncountable) Excessive activity, worry, bother, or talk about something.
  • If you make enough of a fuss about the problem, maybe they'll fix it for you.
  • An exhibition of affection or admiration.
    They made a great fuss over the new baby.

They made a big fuss about the wedding plans.

What's all the fuss about?

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One who is unduly anxious about trifles.
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(intransitive) To be very worried or excited about something, often too much.

His grandmother will never quit fussing over his vegetarianism.

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(intransitive) To fiddle; fidget; wiggle, or adjust; to worry something.

Quit fussing with your hair. It looks fine.

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(intransitive, especially of babies) To cry or be ill-humoured.
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To show affection for, especially animals.
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To pet.

He fussed the cat.

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fuss around
  • to engage in idle, aimless, or annoying activity
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

fuss around

Origin of fuss

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of unkown origin. Perhaps from Danish fjas (“nonsense”), from Middle Low German (compare German faseln (“to maunder, talk nonsense”))

    From Wiktionary