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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.
She was at her desk in the living room, fiddling with a deck of cards.
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
to play a
to waste time doing unimportant things
fiddle around with something
to move the parts of a machine in order to try to make it work or repair it
I've been fiddling around with this old car for months but I still can't get it to work.
to make small unnecessary changes to something - used to show disapproval
mess around with
Why did you let her fiddle about with the remote control?
The bus company is always fiddling around with the schedules.
fiddle with something
to move part of a machine in order to make it work, without knowing exactly what you should do
After fiddling with the tuning I finally got JFM.
to move or touch something that does not belong to you, in an annoying way
Don't let him fiddle with my bag.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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