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fiddle



I - noun
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 (Freq. 1)
Syn:
violin
Derivationally related forms:
violinist (for: violin)
Hypernyms:
bowed stringed instrument, string
Hyponyms:
Amati, Guarnerius, Stradavarius, Strad
Part Meronyms:
chin rest, fiddlestick, violin bow

II - verb
1. avoid (one's assigned duties)
- The derelict soldier shirked his duties
Syn:
shirk, shrink from, goldbrick
Derivationally related forms:
goldbricking (for: goldbrick), shirker (for: shirk), shirking (for: shirk)
Hypernyms:
avoid
Hyponyms:
scrimshank, malinger, skulk, slack
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s (for: goldbrick)
2. commit fraud and steal from one's employer
- We found out that she had been fiddling for years
Hypernyms:
embezzle, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate, malversate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
3. play the violin or fiddle
Derivationally related forms:
fiddler
Topics:
music
Hypernyms:
play
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
4. play on a violin
- Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely
Topics:
music
Hypernyms:
play, spiel
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. 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
Syn:
toy, diddle, play
See Also:
toy with (for: toy)
Derivationally related forms:
fiddler
Hypernyms:
manipulate
Hyponyms:
put out, retire
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
6. 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
Syn:
tamper, monkey
Derivationally related forms:
monkey (for: monkey)
Hypernyms:
manipulate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
7. 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
Syn:
tinker
Derivationally related forms:
fiddler
Hypernyms:
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor,
furbish up, restore, touch on
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP

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