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fuss

 (fŭs)
n.
1. Needlessly nervous or useless activity; commotion: There was a lot of fuss on moving day.
2.
a. A state of excessive and unwarranted concern over an unimportant matter: made a big fuss over one low test grade.
b. An objection; a protest: The longer working hours caused a big fuss.
3. A quarrel.
4. A display of affectionate excitement and attention: Everyone made a fuss over the new baby.
v. fussed, fuss·ing, fuss·es
v.intr.
1. To trouble or worry over trifles.
2. To be excessively careful or solicitous: fussed over their children.
3. To get into or be in a state of nervous or useless activity: fussed with the collar of his coat.
4. To object; complain.
v.tr.
To disturb or vex with unimportant matters.

[Origin unknown.]

fuss′er n.

fuss

(fʌs)
n
1. nervous activity or agitation, esp when disproportionate or unnecessary
2. complaint or objection: he made a fuss over the bill.
3. an exhibition of affection or admiration, esp if excessive: they made a great fuss over the new baby.
4. a quarrel; dispute
vb
5. (intr) to worry unnecessarily
6. (intr) to be excessively concerned over trifles
7. (when: intr, usually foll by over) to show great or excessive concern, affection, etc (for)
8. (foll by: with) Jamaican to quarrel violently
9. (tr) to bother (a person)
[C18: of uncertain origin]
ˈfusser n

fuss

(fʌs)

n.
1. an excessive display of attention or activity; needless or useless bustle.
2. an argument or noisy dispute.
3. a complaint or protest, esp. about something relatively unimportant: to make a fuss.
v.i.
4. to make much about trifles.
5. to complain esp. about something relatively unimportant.
v.t.
6. to disturb.
[1695–1705; orig. uncertain]
fuss′er, n.

fuss


Past participle: fussed
Gerund: fussing

Imperative
fuss
fuss
Present
I fuss
you fuss
he/she/it fusses
we fuss
you fuss
they fuss
Preterite
I fussed
you fussed
he/she/it fussed
we fussed
you fussed
they fussed
Present Continuous
I am fussing
you are fussing
he/she/it is fussing
we are fussing
you are fussing
they are fussing
Present Perfect
I have fussed
you have fussed
he/she/it has fussed
we have fussed
you have fussed
they have fussed
Past Continuous
I was fussing
you were fussing
he/she/it was fussing
we were fussing
you were fussing
they were fussing
Past Perfect
I had fussed
you had fussed
he/she/it had fussed
we had fussed
you had fussed
they had fussed
Future
I will fuss
you will fuss
he/she/it will fuss
we will fuss
you will fuss
they will fuss
Future Perfect
I will have fussed
you will have fussed
he/she/it will have fussed
we will have fussed
you will have fussed
they will have fussed
Future Continuous
I will be fussing
you will be fussing
he/she/it will be fussing
we will be fussing
you will be fussing
they will be fussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fussing
you have been fussing
he/she/it has been fussing
we have been fussing
you have been fussing
they have been fussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fussing
you will have been fussing
he/she/it will have been fussing
we will have been fussing
you will have been fussing
they will have been fussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fussing
you had been fussing
he/she/it had been fussing
we had been fussing
you had been fussing
they had been fussing
Conditional
I would fuss
you would fuss
he/she/it would fuss
we would fuss
you would fuss
they would fuss
Past Conditional
I would have fussed
you would have fussed
he/she/it would have fussed
we would have fussed
you would have fussed
they would have fussed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuss - an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
2.fuss - an angry disturbancefuss - an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
disturbance, perturbation - activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption; "the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset"; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
3.fuss - a quarrel about petty pointsfuss - a quarrel about petty points  
dustup, quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
4.fuss - a rapid active commotionfuss - a rapid active commotion    
ruckus, ruction, rumpus, commotion, din, tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance
Verb1.fuss - worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
worry - be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job"
scruple - raise scruples; "He lied and did not even scruple about it"
dither, pother, flap - make a fuss; be agitated
2.fuss - care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"
give care, care - provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"

fuss

noun
1. commotion, to-do, worry, upset, bother, stir, confusion, excitement, hurry, flap (informal), bustle, flutter, flurry, agitation, fidget, fluster, ado, hue and cry, palaver, storm in a teacup (Brit.), pother I don't know what all the fuss is about.
2. bother, trouble, struggle, hassle (informal), nuisance, inconvenience, hindrance He gets down to work without any fuss.
3. complaint, row, protest, objection, trouble, display, argument, difficulty, upset, bother, unrest, hassle (informal), squabble, furore, altercation We kicked up a fuss and got an apology.
verb
1. worry, flap (informal), bustle, fret, niggle, fidget, chafe, take pains, make a meal of (informal), be agitated, labour over, get worked up, get in a stew (informal), make a thing of (informal) She fussed about getting me a drink.
make a fuss of something or someone spoil, indulge, pamper, cosset, coddle, mollycoddle, overindulge, kill with kindness My nephews made a big fuss of me.

fuss

noun
1. Busy and useless activity:
Informal: to-do.
2. Needless trouble:
verb
1. To worry over trifles:
Informal: take on.
2. To be nervously or uselessly active:
Informal: mess around.
phrasal verb
fuss at
To scold or find fault with constantly:
Informal: henpeck.
Translations
ضَجَّةضَجَّه ، جَلَبَهيَثير قَلَقاً أو ضَجَّةً
povykzahrnovat pozornostíobskakovat
postyrpylre omballade
hössötys
sitničavost
fontoskodik
gera veîur
大騒ぎ
안달하기
bėginėjimaskaprizingaikarščiavimasisnerimastingaiper daug rūpintis kuo
jezgakņadapārlieku uztraukties/rūpēties par kādusatraukums
obskakovaťvenovať pozornosť
cirkusvznemirjati se
tjafs
ความวุ่นวาย
gereksiz telaşkaygılanmaktitizlenmekvelveleyaygara
sự om sòm

fuss

[fʌs]
A. N
1. (= complaints, arguments) → escándalo m, alboroto m
to make or kick up a fuss about stharmar un escándalo por algo, armar un lío or un follón por algo
he's always making a fuss about nothingsiempre monta el número por cualquier tontería
I think you were quite right to make a fusscreo que hiciste bien en protestar
there's no need to make such a fussno hay por qué ponerse así, no es para tanto
2. (= anxious preparations etc) → conmoción f, bulla f
a lot of fuss about nothingmucho ruido y pocas nueces
such a fuss to get a passport!¡tanta lata para conseguir un pasaporte!
what's all the fuss about?¿a qué viene tanto jaleo?
3. to make a fuss of sb (Brit) (= spoil) → mimar or consentir a algn
C. VT [+ person] → molestar, fastidiar
don't fuss me!¡deja ya de fastidiarme!
fuss about, fuss around VI + ADV (= busy o.s.) → andar de acá para allá; (= worry unnecessarily) → preocuparse por pequeñeces
fuss over VI + PREP [+ person] → consentir a

fuss

[ˈfʌs]
n
(= trouble) → histoires fpl
fuss and bother → embêtements mpl
to make a fuss → faire des histoires
to make a fuss about sth → faire toute une histoire pour qch
to make a fuss about nothing → faire des histoires pour rien
He's always making a fuss about nothing → Il fait toujours des histoires pour rien.
to kick up a fuss → faire toute une histoire
(= excitement) → agitation f
What's all the fuss about? → Qu'est-ce que c'est que toute cette agitation?
(= commotion) → tapage m
to make a fuss of sb (British) (= pay attention to) → être aux petits soins pour qn
vifaire des histoires
to fuss about sth → faire des histoires pour qch
vt [+ person] → embêter
fuss over
vt fus
(= pay attention to) [+ person] → être aux petits soin pour
(= worry about) → se tracasser pour

fuss

nTheater nt (inf); (= bother also)Umstände pl (inf), → Aufheben(s) nt; (= lavish attention)Wirbel m (inf), → Getue nt (inf)(of um); I don’t know what all the fuss is aboutich weiß wirklich nicht, was das ganze Getue or der ganze Wirbel soll (inf); without (any) fussohne großes Theater (inf); to cause a fussTheater machen (inf); to make a fuss, to kick up a fussKrach schlagen (inf); to make a fuss about or over somethingviel Aufhebens or Wirbel (inf)um etw machen; to make a fuss of somebodyum jdn viel Wirbel or Getue machen (inf); to be in a fussZustände haben (inf); a lot of fuss about nothingviel Wirbel (inf)or Lärm um nichts
visich (unnötig) aufregen; (= get into a fuss)Umstände plmachen; there’s no need to fuss if your son doesn’t wear a vestSie brauchen nicht gleich Zustände zu kriegen, nur weil Ihr Sohn kein Unterhemd anhat (inf); don’t fuss, mother!ist ja gut, Mutter!; a mother who fusses unnecessarilyeine übertrieben besorgte Mutter; with a crowd of attendants fussing busily around hermit einer Menge Bediensteter, die eifrig um sie herumhuschten
vt personnervös machen; (= pester)keine Ruhe lassen (+dat); don’t fuss melass mich in Ruhe, lass mir meine Ruhe

fuss

[fʌs]
1. n (complaints, arguments) → storie fpl; (anxious preparations) → agitazione f
to make a fuss about sth → fare storie per qc
he made a lot of fuss about nothing → ha fatto un sacco di storie per nulla
don't make such a fuss! → non fare tante storie!
to make a fuss of sb (Brit) → coprire qn di attenzioni
2. viagitarsi
3. vt (person) → infastidire, scocciare
fuss about fuss around vi + prepaffannarsi
fuss over vi + prep (person) → circondare di premure

fuss

(fas) noun
unnecessary excitement, worry or activity, often about something unimportant. Don't make such a fuss.
verb
to be too concerned with or pay too much attention to (unimportant) details. She fusses over children.
ˈfussy adjective
1. too concerned with details; too particular; difficult to satisfy. She is very fussy about her food.
2. (of clothes etc) with too much decoration. a very fussy hat.
ˈfussily adverb
make a fuss of
to pay a lot of attention to. He always makes a fuss of his grandchildren.

fuss

ضَجَّة povyk postyr Getue αναταραχή alboroto hössötys chichis sitničavost trambusto 大騒ぎ 안달하기 drukte oppstuss zamieszanie confusão, escândalo суета tjafs ความวุ่นวาย yaygara sự om sòm 忙乱
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But his father made a fuss about it and said he wouldn't give Nick any land if he married me, so he's going to marry Annie Iverson.
Why are you taking the thing so seriously and making such a fuss over it?
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
What's all this fuss I have been making about, thought i to myself --the man's a human being just as I am: he has just as much reason to fear me, as I have to be afraid of him.
But I am going now to keep a sharp look-out on him; and if I see anything very suspicious going on, I'll just take him by the nape of his neck, and say --Look here, Beelzebub, you don't do it; and if he makes any fuss, by the Lord I'll make a grab into his pocket for his tail, take it to the capstan, and give him such a wrenching and heaving, that his tail will come short off at the stump --do you see; and then, I rather guess when he finds himself docked in that queer fashion, he'll sneak off without the poor satisfaction of feeling his tail between his legs.
For his mother, with unnatural perversity, loved him best of all her children, and made a perpetual fuss over him--would let him do anything undisturbed, and would burst into tears when his fretting drove Jurgis wild.
I know that I shall have some fuss with wife about that; and, for that matter, about Tom, too.
However, it was not good politics to let the king come without any fuss and feathers at all, so I went down and drummed up a procession of pilgrims and smoked out a batch of hermits and started them out at two o'clock to meet him.
There was a fuss betwixt Major-General Tommy Drake and Lieutenant-Colonel Agnes Frisbie, and he snatched her doll away, which is made of white kid stuffed with sawdust, and tore every rag of its clothes off, right before them all, and is under arrest, and the charge is conduct un - "
A stream of PUCKITTYPUKK had furrowed a course for itself in the ice at its base, and we were obliged to stand with one FUSS on each side of this, and endeavor to keep ourselves CHAUD by cutting steps in the steep bank of the pedestal, so as to get a higher place for standing on, as the WASSER rose rapidly in its trench.
Yes," says I, "and other times, when things is dull, they fuss with the parlyment; and if everybody don't go just so he whacks their heads off.
He wasn't ever expecting to go to heaven, much less that there was going to be any fuss made over him, so I reckon he was a good deal surprised when the reception broke on him.