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Past tense for to toy or tinker with something, especially aimlessly
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“He did not meet her gaze but began to fiddle with his pen instead.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to rummage in search of something
“She started to fiddle about in her bag for something.”
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Past tense for to touch or feel with the fingers
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Past tense for to do nothing much, or to engage in frivolous activities
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Past tense for wander about listlessly and aimlessly because of unhappiness or boredom
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Past tense for to waste or spend time in aimless or frivolous activity
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Past tense for to engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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Past tense for to manipulate or influence an event
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(based on instrument used) Past tense for to produce music
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Past tense for to arrange or contrive
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Past tense for to waste something frivolously
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