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verb fiddle pronunciation in British English /ˈfɪd(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfiddle
he/she/itfiddles
present participlefiddling
past tensefiddled
past participlefiddled
  1. 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 the sugar packet, avoiding his eyes.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] informal to produce false results or records, in order to get money or other benefits
    They all fiddle their taxes.
    fiddle the figures/books/accounts: They accuse the government of fiddling the unemployment figures.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] informal to play a tune on the violin

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