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fiddle

 
Noun fiddle has 1 sense
  1. violin, fiddle - 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
    --1 is a kind of bowed stringed instrument, string
    --1 has parts: chin rest; fiddlestick, violin bow
    --1 has particulars: Amati; Guarnerius; Stradavarius, Strad
    Derived form: verb fiddle3
Verb fiddle has 7 senses
  1. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick - avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
    --1 is one way to avoid
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. fiddle - commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years"
    --2 is one way to
    embezzle, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate, malversate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. fiddle - play the violin or fiddle
    --3 is one way to
    play
    Derived forms: noun fiddle1, noun fiddler1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. fiddle - play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
    --4 is one way to
    play, spiel
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. toy, fiddle, diddle, play - 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"
    --5 is one way to manipulate
    Derived form: noun fiddler2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  6. tamper, fiddle, monkey - 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"
    --6 is one way to manipulate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. tinker, fiddle - 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"
    --7 is one way to repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
    Derived form: noun fiddler3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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