Textual thesaurus for "fiddle"

(noun) violin

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

(verb) tinker

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

(verb) tamper, monkey

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

(verb) diddle, play, toy

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

(verb) goldbrick, shirk, shrink from

avoid (one's assigned duties)

The derelict soldier shirked his duties