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meddle

med·dle

meddle

 
pronunciation:
me dl
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: meddled, meddles, meddling
definition 1: to interfere in matters concerning someone else, without authorization or request.
I want your sister to stop meddling in our affairs.The governor complained that the federal government was excessively meddling in state matters.
synonyms:
interfere, interlope, nose, snoop
similar words:
butt in, encroach, intervene, intrude, kibitz, mess, poke, pry
definition 2: to deal with or use something without knowing or caring what one is doing; tamper.
Don't meddle with that machine, or you'll cause damage to it.
 
synonyms:
tamper
similar words:
bother, fiddle, fidget, fool, mess, monkey, putz
derivations: meddlingly (adv.), meddler (n.)
Homophone Note
The words meddle and medal (an award) sound alike but have different meanings.