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Verb
To toy or tinker with something, especially aimlessly
“He did not meet her gaze but began to fiddle with his pen instead.”
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To tinker with something (haphazardly) in an attempt to make adjustments
“Sliders allow you to fiddle with the settings while seeing exactly what's happening.”
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To manipulate or tamper with something, typically with nefarious intentions
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“Well, to cut a long story short, Barry began to fiddle the books and embezzled quite a large sum of money over a few months.”
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To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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“This demonstrates how many scoundrels there are out there just waiting to fiddle the unsuspecting.”
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To move or fidget about restlessly
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“Ingrid then found him staring at her intently, which made her fiddle uncomfortably in her seat.”
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To rummage in search of something
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“She started to fiddle about in her bag for something.”
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To poke repeatedly
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Wander about listlessly and aimlessly because of unhappiness or boredom
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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(based on instrument used) To produce music
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To arrange or contrive
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To waste or spend time in aimless activity
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To waste something frivolously
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An act of defrauding, cheating, or falsifying
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“How was he able to work such an elaborate fiddle unless he'd had inside help?”
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Any of various bowed string instruments, often a violin
“An old man was playing the fiddle, with a boy accompanying him on the bagpipes.”
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News or information that is fake or of inferior quality
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An illegal or dishonest scheme
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