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Difference between Fuss at someone and Fuss over someone

fuss at someone—(coll.) scold or noisily reproach a person (also: fuss someone out):

  • I hate it when I fuss at my kids. I think of how awful other parents sound when they fuss at their kids.

fuss over someone—(also: make a fuss over someone) treat smb. with an excessive display of attention or concern:

  • High in the castle, Ariashal waited for the birth of her child. Her women fussed over her, trying to help her prepare.