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Adjective
Of petty or trivial importance
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“A graph is included in the document for those interested in the fiddling details.”
Noun
The act of giving an appearance to something of which it is not
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Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
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The act of beguiling others through deception
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Present participle for 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to manipulate or tamper with something, typically with nefarious intentions
“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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to move or fidget about restlessly
“Ingrid then found him staring at her intently, which made her fiddle uncomfortably in her seat.”
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Present participle for to rummage in search of something
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“She started to fiddle about in her bag for something.”
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Present participle for to touch or feel with the fingers
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Present participle for to fiddle with something in an attempt to fix, mend or improve it, especially in an experimental or unskilled manner
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Present participle for to poke repeatedly
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Present participle for give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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Present participle for wander about listlessly and aimlessly because of unhappiness or boredom
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Present participle for to engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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Present participle for to manipulate or influence an event
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(based on instrument used) Present participle for to produce music
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Present participle for to arrange or contrive
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Present participle for to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Present participle for to waste or spend time in aimless activity
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Present participle for to waste something frivolously
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