fuss - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlefussing
past tensefussed
past participlefussed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to behave in a way that shows you are nervous or worried, especially about unimportant things
    fuss about/over:

    I spent days fussing about the travel arrangements.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to touch or handle something continuously in a nervous way
    fuss with:

    He kept fussing with his tie.

  3. 3
    [transitive] British informal to make someone feel worried and nervous

phrasal verbs