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  1. (countable or uncountable) Excessive activity, worry, bother, or talk about something.
    They made a big fuss about the wedding plans.
    What's all the fuss about?
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  2. A complaint or noise; a scene.
    If you make enough of a fuss about the problem, maybe they'll fix it for you.
  3. An exhibition of affection or admiration.
    They made a great fuss over the new baby.
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fuss (fusses, present participle fussing; past and past participle fussed)

  1. (intransitive) To be very worried or excited about something, often too much.
    His grandmother will never quit fussing over his vegetarianism.
  2. (intransitive) To fiddle; fidget; wiggle, or adjust
    Quit fussing with your hair. It looks fine.
  3. (intransitive, especially of babies) To cry or be ill-humoured.
  4. (intransitive, with over) To show affection for, especially animals.
  5. (transitive) To pet.
    He fussed the cat.
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