fuss with

phrasal verb

fussed with; fussing with; fusses with
: to move or handle (something) in a nervous or uncertain way : to fiddle with (something)
He fussed with his tie the whole time we were talking.
She's always fussing with her hair.

Examples of fuss with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tired of fussing with the unpredictable hotel iron to get your clothes looking pristine? Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 15 July 2024 Having an assortment of quotidian chores to complete—planting flowers, fussing with the plumbing, chopping vegetables—inhibits the sort of passive scrolling that can leave a person glazed over and neurotic. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 11 July 2024 Half a century on, the majority of these early supercars have been fussed with and fettled within an inch of their lives, some impeccably restored, some surviving in near-original condition, and most in various states of functionality. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 1 July 2024 But when given the opportunity to abandon ship to spend a night in an overwater villa, fussing with luggage a second time is a pleasant inconvenience. David Dickstein, Orange County Register, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for fuss with 

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“Fuss with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuss%20with. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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