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fiddle

fid·dle

fiddle

pronunciation:
fI dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) a violin or similar instrument.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fiddled, fiddles, fiddling
definition 1: (informal) to play on a violin.
Three musicians fiddled at the square dance.
definition 2: to move the fingers or hands without purpose or in a nervous way to fix or adjust something.
He fiddled with the zipper on his backpack.
similar words:
fuss, tamper
definition 3: to waste time (often followed by "around").
Stop fiddling around and get to work!
similar words:
fuss
derivation: fiddler (n.)
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