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Fiddle meaning

fiddle - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. play on a violin; " Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
  4. 4. commit fraud and steal from one's employer; " We found out that she had been fiddling for years"
  5. 5. A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.
  6. 6. A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.
  7. 7. To play on a fiddle.
  8. 8. To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy idleness; to trifle.
  9. 9. To play ( a tune) on a fiddle.
  10. 10. A kind of dock ( Rumex pulcher) with fiddle- shaped leaves; - called also fiddle dock.
  11. 11. Stringed instrument played with a bow; violin.
  12. 12. To play the fiddle.

fiddle - examples of usage

  1. She was all right by Wednesday, and now she's as fit as a fiddle.
  2. I was very little hurt, and came out of the base hospital a week or two later feeling as fit as a fiddle again, but as the chief decided I had earned a good spell of leave, I went off to old Blighty to convalesce.
  3. A dictionary instance is " violin," that is, a little viol, a fiddle of four strings, instead of six.
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