"fiddle" in the noun sense
1. violin, fiddle
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" in the verb sense
1. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick
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"
5. toy, fiddle, diddle, play
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"
6. tamper, fiddle, monkey
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"
7. tinker, fiddle
try to fix or mend
"Can you tinker with the T.V. set
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