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Difference between Fuss someone and Fuss someone out

fuss someone(coll.)

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

  • This was fine when she was at home to fuss me … but when she had to leave me I got very upset.

2. bother or annoy a person:

  • It is generally the safest way to take care to be in time ourselves, but to guard against fussing other people.

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

  • I was slightly scared she was going to fuss me out for waking her up.