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meddle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeddlemed‧dle /ˈmedl/ verb [intransitive]  1 INTERFEREto deliberately try to influence or change a situation that does not concern you, or that you do not understand syn interferemeddle in I don’t like other people meddling in the way I run this prison. He accused the US of meddling in China’s internal affairs.meddle with I’m not the sort of newspaper owner who meddles with editorial policy.2 TOUCH British English to touch something which you should not touch, especially in a careless way that might break itmeddle with You have no right to come in here meddling with my things.meddler noun [countable]meddling noun [uncountable]meddling adjective [only before noun] meddling politicians→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
meddleNobody helped anybody, nobody meddled.Since the mid-1990s, the censors have meddled a great deal more.Of course we should not endlessly meddle and interfere with the electricity industry in Northern Ireland.Church leaders shouldn't meddle in politics.Or a man who meddled in the black arts?But to see, to meddle, to intrude, that was Lionel all over.To them, she appeared an interfering busybody, a pushy incomer meddling with their heritage.Most of us don't know our neighbors well enough to meddle with their lives.meddling ... affairsGelbard in turn was accused by the government of meddling in national affairs.And if you didn't insist on meddling in large affairs that affect the globe, you would actually be charming.
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Verb table
meddle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymeddle
he, she, itmeddles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymeddled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave meddled
he, she, ithas meddled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad meddled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill meddle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have meddled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam meddling
he, she, itis meddling
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you, we, theyare meddling
Past
I, he, she, itwas meddling
you, we, theywere meddling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been meddling
he, she, ithas been meddling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been meddling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be meddling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been meddling
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