fiddle around with something

fiddle around with something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • mess around (with something) mess about (with something); — AND monkey around (with something) in. to play with or fiddle with something. □ Don’t mess around with the ashtray. □ You’ l l break it if you don’t stop monkeying around with it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fiddle around — (in BRIT, also use fiddle about) 1) PHRASAL VERB If you fiddle around or fiddle about with a machine, you do things to it to try and make it work. [V P with n] Two of them got out to fiddle around with the engine. [Also V P] Syn: tinker 2)… …   English dictionary

  • fiddle around — tinker, do something in an unplanned way I tried fiddling around with the computer printer for awhile but it still won t work …   Idioms and examples

  • screw around with someone or something — in. to toy with, fiddle with or play around with someone or something. □ Andy screwed around with his clock until he broke it. □ Look, chum! Don’t screw around with me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fuck around with someone — 1. AND fuck someone around tv. & in. to harass or ntimidate someone; to give someone a hard time. (Taboo. Usually objectionable.) □ Don’t fuck around with me all the time! Give me a break. □ You fuck me around too much. I’m quitting! 2. in. to… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fiddle — fid|dle1 [ˈfıdl] n informal [Date: 1200 1300; : Medieval Latin; Origin: vitula instrument played at ceremonies ] 1.) a ↑violin 2.) BrE a dishonest way of getting money ▪ an insurance fiddle on the fiddle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fiddle — 1 noun (C) informal 1 BrE a dishonest way of getting money: a tax fiddle | be on the fiddle (=be getting money dishonestly or illegally): They suspected he was on the fiddle all along. 2 a violin 3 be a fiddle to be difficult to do and involve… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fiddle — fid|dle1 [ fıdl ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to touch or move something with many small quick movements of your fingers because you are bored, nervous, or concentrating on something else: fiddle with: She fiddled with her napkin, avoiding his eyes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Fiddle — Infobox Instrument name=Fiddle names= classification=String instrument (bowed) range= related= *Violin family (viola, cello) *Viol family (includes double bass) musicians= *List of fiddlers builders= * articles=ViolinThe term fiddle refers to a… …   Wikipedia

  • fiddle — [[t]fɪ̱d(ə)l[/t]] fiddles, fiddling, fiddled 1) VERB If you fiddle with an object, you keep moving it or touching it with your fingers. [V with n] Harriet fiddled with a pen on the desk. 2) VERB If you fiddle with something, you change it in… …   English dictionary

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