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  1. fuss
    IPA[fəs]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. show unnecessary or excessive concern about something:

      she's always fussing about her food
      Synonym : worry, fret, be agitated, be worried, take pains, make a big thing out of, make a mountain out of a molehill, get worked up, be in a flap, flap, be in a tizzy, be in a stew, make a meal of, make a (big) thing of
    • 2. move around or busy oneself restlessly:

      beside him Kelly was fussing with sheets of paper
      Synonym : bustle, dash, rush, scurry, charge, fly, tear around, buzz around, run round in circles
    • 3. disturb or bother (someone):

      when she cries in her sleep, try not to fuss her
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fuss

    • v.: verb: fuss, 3rd person present: fusses, gerund or present participle: fussing, past tense: fussed, past participle: fussed

    • noun

      a display of unnecessary or excessive excitement, activity, or interest:

      a protest or dispute of a specified degree or kind:

    • verb

      show unnecessary or excessive concern about something:

      busy oneself restlessly:

    • adjective

      (of a person) feeling concern, distress, or annoyance; having strong feelings about something:
    • adjective

      (of a person) feeling concern, distress, or annoyance; having strong feelings about something:
    • become angry and complain
    • become angry and complain
    • treat (a person or animal) with excessive attention or affection
    • object loudly or publicly to something
    • treat (a person or animal) with excessive attention or affection
    • object loudly or publicly to something
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