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tamper1

tam·per1

tamper1

 
 
pronunciation:
taem pr
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tampered, tampering, tampers
definition 1: to meddle so as to damage, alter, or render something ineffective or harmful (usu. fol. by with).
Someone tampered with his motorcycle and it nearly caused him to have an accident.The medicine bottle looked as if it had been tampered with.
synonyms:
fiddle, meddle, mess
similar words:
fidget, fool, goof around, monkey, play
definition 2: to interfere secretly and improperly or illegally.
Tampering with a jury is a criminal act.
similar words:
finagle, interfere
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derivation: tamperer (n.)