Associations to the word «Fiddle»

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FIDDLE, noun. (music) Any of various bowed string instruments, often used to refer to a violin when played in any of various traditional styles, as opposed to classical violin.
FIDDLE, noun. A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with leaves shaped like the musical instrument.
FIDDLE, noun. An adjustment intended to cover up a basic flaw.
FIDDLE, noun. A fraud; a scam.
FIDDLE, noun. (nautical) 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)
FIDDLE, verb. To play aimlessly.
FIDDLE, verb. To adjust in order to cover a basic flaw or fraud etc.
FIDDLE, verb. (music) To play traditional tunes on a violin in a non-classical style.
FIDDLE ABOUT, verb. (intransitive) To waste time; spend time idly.
FIDDLE AROUND, verb. (intransitive) To waste time; spend time idly.
FIDDLE AWAY, verb. (intransitive) To play the fiddle idly.
FIDDLE AWAY, verb. (transitive) To waste (time)
FIDDLE BEETLE, noun. A Japanese carabid beetle (Damaster blaptoides).
FIDDLE BLOCK, noun. (nautical) A long tackle block having two sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead of side by side as in a common double block.
FIDDLE THE BOOKS, verb. To alter financial records in order to commit fraud, tax evasion or theft
FIDDLE WHILE ROME BURNS, verb. (idiomatic) To neglect helping when one’s time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.
FIDDLE WITH, verb. To manipulate an object, especially in a nervous or restless manner.
FIDDLE WITH, verb. To adjust the position, as of an electronic device, in order to provide better reception or signal.
FIDDLE WITH, verb. (figuratively) To manipulate in order to gain something for oneself.

Dictionary definition

FIDDLE, 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.
FIDDLE, verb. Avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties".
FIDDLE, verb. Commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years".
FIDDLE, verb. Play the violin or fiddle.
FIDDLE, verb. Play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely".
FIDDLE, verb. 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".
FIDDLE, verb. 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".
FIDDLE, verb. 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".

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