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  Words related to fiddle

Related / Similar Words: violin, tinker, tamper, monkey, toy, diddle, play, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick

 

Definition:
  • 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;
  • try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it''s not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend";
  • play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts";
  • manipulate manually or in one''s mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don''t fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate";
  • play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely";
  • play the violin or fiddle;
  • commit fraud and steal from one''s employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years";
  • avoid (one''s assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties";

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    See Also: entertain, think of, toy with, flirt with, think about

     

    Hyponyms: Amati, Guarnerius, Stradavarius, Strad, put out, retire, scrimshank, malinger, skulk, slack

     

    Derivational Morphology: tinkerer, fiddler, imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, twiddler, violin, violinist, shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbricking, slacker, shirker

     

    Anagrams: defile, filled

     

     
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