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fuss

2 verb
     
fuss2 [intransitive]
1 to worry a lot about things that may not be very important:
I wish you'd stop fussing - I'll be perfectly all right.
2 to pay too much attention to small unimportant details
fuss with/around/about
Paul was fussing with his clothes, trying to get his tie straight.
3 American English to behave in an unhappy or angry way:
The baby woke up and started to fuss.

fuss over somebody/something

phrasal verb
to pay a lot of attention or too much attention to someone or something, especially to show that you are pleased with them or like them:
His aunts fussed over him all the time.

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