fuss over

phrasal verb

fussed over; fussing over; fusses 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.

Examples of fuss over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web United Airlines wants to make sure the days of fussing over overhead bin space (or involuntarily gate-checking bags) are long gone. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 26 Mar. 2024 So what’s your take on the fuss over historical accuracy? Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Why spend another minute fussing over the toaster that only seems to have one setting (burned)? Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Menswear tends toward the scholarly, with its reverence for the archival and incessant fussing over heritage and tradition. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 28 Jan. 2024 The other storyline, in a classic Monica display of obsessiveness, is Chandler and Monica’s reluctant decision to use their wedding china, which sees Monica fussing over the dinnerware throughout the meal. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2023 Henri made a fuss over my mother’s poodle, traded bewhiskered Walloon jokes with my father, flung himself into a lawn chair and rhapsodized about the purity of the air, laughed and laughed at everything and nothing; Marie-Céleste busied herself with the dishes. Lucy Sante, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 While the vulnerable Moon in your partnership sector fusses over anxious Mercury in your nurturing 4th house, perhaps your understandable desires for security and safety are part of your problem somehow. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 25 Aug. 2023 From our correspondents Whatever the fuss over Elon Musk, Starlink is utterly essential in Ukraine: The internet services provided by SpaceX, a company owned by billionaire Elon Musk, are critical to Ukrainian troops, Alex Horton and Serhii Korolchuk report. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023

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“Fuss over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuss%20over. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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