Those I travel with tend to relax; while I am fussing around.
The hole in his chest through which the drug flowed required some fussing, but there was no discomfort.
I start by holding my glasses in my hand instead of fussing with the mask.
We waited and waited, and Boris, growing restless, wandered about, fussing with modelling wax and red clay.
You'll probably get plenty of fussing from everyone; but, in the case of the boys, remember to be merciful.
When I was fussing over it, it seemed just as if it was my little Amelia's foot!
You've been fussing with that long-suffering curl for the last five minutes!
Look at Elinor—would we love her if she'd been fussing about the hard times we had?
The old gentleman have quit his religious cussing now and have took to fussing.
The bear was fussing around a carcass of a deer, preparatory to burying it.
1701, perhaps an alteration of force, or imitative of bubbling or sputtering sounds, or from Danish fjas "foolery, nonsense." First attested in Anglo-Irish writers, but no obvious connections to Irish. To make a fuss was earlier to keep a fuss (1726).
1792, from fuss (n.). Related: Fussed; fussing.