American English

Definition of fuss noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] unnecessary excitement, worry, or activity He does what he's told without any fuss. All that fuss over a few dollars! It's a very ordinary movie—I don't know what all the fuss is about (= why other people think it is so good). It was all a lot of fuss about nothing. We'd like a quiet wedding without any fuss.
  2. 2[singular] anger or complaints about something, especially something that is not important I'm sorry for making such a fuss about the noise. Steve kicks up a fuss every time I even suggest seeing you.
  3. Idioms
    make a fuss over somebody
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    to pay a lot of attention to someone, usually to show how much you like them They made a big fuss over the baby. The dog loves being made a fuss over.
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