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fiddle in Crime topic

fiddlefiddle2 verb  1 [intransitive]HOLD to keep moving and touching something, especially because you are bored or nervous Stop fiddling, will you! I sat and fiddled at the computer for a while.fiddle with She was at her desk in the living room, fiddling with a deck of cards.2 [transitive] British English informalSCC to give false information about something, in order to avoid paying money or to get extra money Bert had been fiddling his income tax for years.fiddle the books (=give false figures in a company’s financial records)3 [intransitive] to play a violin fiddle around fiddle around with something fiddle with something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fiddleI fiddle at my computer for a while, trying to figure out what to say.In the hushed surroundings of a smart restaurant, Boon fiddles enigmatically with a fob watch on a neck chain.We had fiddled in Maastricht while Sarajevo began to burn.My boss thinks I've been fiddling my travel expenses.The company secretary has been fiddling the books for years.She was sitting at her desk in the living room, fiddling with a pencil and drinking from a bottle of beer.His wife fiddled with her spoons, putting the dessert spoon into the curve of the soup spoon.Gary was fiddling with his wedding band when his illumination came.The mechanics fiddled with my ship.Obligingly, I did, and he fiddled with the lock.fiddle withMartina was fiddling nervously with her pen.She fiddled nervously with her watch strap.Stop fiddling with the remote control!Stop fiddling with your toys and pay attention.fiddle the booksThe man he sacked for fiddling the books of his business.