tamper with

tamper with
ˈtamper with [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they tamper with he/she/it tampers with present participle tampering with past tense tampered with past participle tampered with] phrasal verb
to touch something that you should not touch, and to change it in some way, often because you want to spoil it

It was clear that someone had tampered with the computer.

the possibility that evidence might be tampered with

Thesaurus: to damage or spoil somethingsynonym to touch, or to pick up someone or somethingsynonym
Main entry: tamper

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tamper with [phrasal verb]
tamper with (something) : to change or touch (something) especially in a way that causes damage or harm

Someone tampered with the lock.

The evidence has been tampered with.

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Main Entry:tamper

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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