HyperDic: fiddle

English > 8 senses of the word fiddle:
VERBsocialfiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickavoid (one's assigned duties)
possessionfiddlecommit fraud / fraud and steal from one's employer
creationfiddleplay the violin or fiddle
creationfiddleplay on a violin
contactfiddle, toy, diddle, playmanipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
contactfiddle, tamper, monkeyplay around with or alter or falsify / falsify / falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
changefiddle, tinkertry to fix or mend
NOUNartifactfiddle, violinbowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family
fiddle > pronunciation
Soundsfih'dahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > fiddle: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningbowed 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.
Synonymviolin
Partschin restA rest on which a violinist can place the chin
fiddlestick, violin bowA bow used in playing the violin
NarrowerAmatiA violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family
GuarneriusA violin made by a member of the Guarneri / Guarneri family
Stradavarius, StradA violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family
Broaderbowed stringed instrument, stringstringed instruments that are played with a bow
Spanishviolín
Catalanviolí
Verbsfiddleplay the violin or fiddle
English > fiddle: 8 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningavoid (one's assigned duties).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsshirk, shrink from, goldbrick
Narrowermalinger, skulkavoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
scrimshank(British military language) avoid work
slackavoid responsibilities and work, be idle
BroaderavoidRefrain from doing something
Spanishcorrer, eludir, esquivar, evadir
English > fiddle: 8 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningcommit fraud / fraud and steal from one's employer.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderembezzle, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate, malversateAppropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
English > fiddle: 8 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningPlay the violin or fiddle.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
BroaderplayPerform music on (a musical instrument)
Similar tofiddlePlay on a violin
Nounsfiddlebowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family
fiddlera musician who plays the violin
English > fiddle: 8 senses > verb 4, creation
MeaningPlay on a violin.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broaderplay, spielreplay (as a melody)
Similar tofiddlePlay the violin or fiddle
Spanishamañar
English > fiddle: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningmanipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "Don't fiddle with the screws"
Synonymstoy, diddle, play
Narrowerput out, retireCause to be out on a fielding play
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Spanishjugar, juguetear
Nounsfiddlersomeone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
English > fiddle: 8 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningplay around with or alter or falsify / falsify / falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The reporter fiddle with the facts"
Synonymstamper, monkey
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Spanishmanipular, trucar
English > fiddle: 8 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningtry to fix or mend.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"
Synonymtinker
Broaderrepair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
Nounsfiddleran unskilled person who tries to fix or mend

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