Definitions for fiddle

Definitions for (noun) fiddle

Main entry: violin, fiddle

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

Definitions for (verb) fiddle

Main entry: fiddle, tinker

Definition: try to fix or mend

Usage: Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right; She always fiddles with her van on the weekend

Main entry: fiddle, tamper, monkey

Definition: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

Usage: Someone tampered with the documents on my desk; The reporter fiddle with the facts

Main entry: fiddle, diddle, play, toy

Definition: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

Usage: She played nervously with her wedding ring; Don't fiddle with the screws; He played with the idea of running for the Senate

Main entry: fiddle

Definition: play on a violin

Usage: Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely

Main entry: fiddle

Definition: play the violin or fiddle

Main entry: fiddle

Definition: commit fraud and steal from one's employer

Usage: We found out that she had been fiddling for years

Main entry: goldbrick, fiddle, shirk, shrink from

Definition: avoid (one's assigned duties)

Usage: The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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