Synonyms for fiddle
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To play aimlessly.
You're fiddling your life away.
To adjust in order to cover a basic flaw or fraud etc.
That parameter setting is just a fiddle to make the lighting look right.
To play traditional tunes on a violin in a non-classical style.
On board a ship or boat, a rail or batten around the edge of a table or stove to prevent objects falling off at sea. (Also fiddle rail)
bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickverb
avoid (one's assigned duties)
"The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
commit fraud and steal from one's employer
"We found out that she had been fiddling for years"
play the violin or fiddle
play on a violin
"Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
toy, fiddle, diddle, playverb
manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
"She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
rook, swindle, bet, spiel, act, victimize, bring, gip, shirk, goldbrick, tamper, wager, run, con, flirt, trifle, diddle, monkey, meet, tinker, gyp, roleplay, dally, act as, toy, playact, encounter, make for, defraud, hornswoggle, play, represent, nobble, bunco, short-change, recreate, work, take on, scam, wreak, mulct, shrink from
tamper, fiddle, monkeyverb
play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
"Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"
try to fix or mend
"Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle - so all is peace.
He's the driving force in our sport. I was the bad guy. I felt second fiddle, but as all things have come around, he deserves everything, all the accolades he can get.
Richard Trumka ... plays her like a fiddle.
The Sundarbans is too important an ecosystem to fiddle or experiment with.
Look, I just think he's uninformed. He knows what he's saying. He's smart. He's playing you guys like a fiddle, the press, by saying outrageous things and garnering attention. That's his strategy, is to dominate the news.
Translations for fiddle
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- измама, цигулкаBulgarian
- šumařit, marnitCzech
- Fidel, Violine, Geige, Fiedel, Schiffsgeländer, fummeln, krummes DingGerman
- timo, chanchullo, arreglo, ajuste, petardo, tejemaneje, engaño, violín, engañifa, amañar, estafaSpanish
- viulu, soittaa, vilunki, viilata, temppu, haaskata, viritys, reunalista, näpelöidä, vinguttaa, koheltaaFinnish
- tour de passe-passe, truc, réglage, tripoter, ajustement, adaptation, crincrin, traficoter, bidouiller, violon, expédient, tripotage, cote mal tailléeFrench
- fìdheallScottish Gaelic
- hegedű, hegedülHungarian
- stratagemma, truffa, viola, parapetto, marchingegno, trucco, frode, violinoItalian
- フィドル, いじり回すJapanese
- raukoti, rāwekewekeMāori
- vedel, fiedelen, vioolDutch
- oszustwo, skrzypcePolish
- falcatrua, fraude, ajeitar, vadiar, logro, violino, rabeca, ajustePortuguese
- скрипка, надувательство, возиться, теребить, химичить, [[тратить]] [[время]] [[попусту]], мошенничество, мять, трюкRussian
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