fuss over

Definition of fuss over

:to pay a lot of attention to (someone or something) in a nervous or excited way
  • Everyone fussed over the baby.
  • He spent hours fussing over the details of the speech.

Word by Word Definitions

fuss play
  1. : needless bustle or excitement

  2. : a show of flattering attention

  3. : a state of agitation especially over a trivial matter

  1. : to create or be in a state of restless activity

  2. : to pay close or undue attention to small details

  3. : to become upset : worry

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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