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    fiddle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fiddle

    Definition
    (noun) bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    Synonyms : violin
    Definition
    (verb) avoid (one's assigned duties)
    Synonyms : goldbrick , shirk , shrink from
    Example Sentence
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties
    Definition
    (verb) commit fraud and steal from one's employer
    Example Sentence
    • We found out that she had been fiddling for years
    Definition
    (verb) play the violin or fiddle Definition
    (verb) play on a violin
    Example Sentence
    • Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely
    Definition
    (verb) manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
    Synonyms : diddle , play , toy
    Example Sentence
    • She played nervously with her wedding ring
    • Don't fiddle with the screws
    • He played with the idea of running for the Senate
    Definition
    (verb) play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
    Synonyms : monkey , tamper
    Example Sentence
    • Someone tampered with the documents on my desk
    • The reporter fiddle with the facts
    Definition
    (verb) try to fix or mend
    Synonyms : tinker
    Example Sentence
    • Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right
    • She always fiddles with her van on the weekend
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