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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fiddle.

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Examples

  • On a street corner in the Gargaresh quarter of Tripoli, a man who refused to tell a foreigner his last name fiddled with his cellphone.

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  • ID says that an intelligent designer, "fiddled" with the evolutionary process....except of course we have no idea HOW, no idea WHY, no idea WHAT, no idea WHEN and most certainly no idea WHO and apparently it is strictly verboten to even ask.

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  • I've never met anyone in my life who didn't imagine that Nero 'fiddled' played music while Rome burned.

    Fiddling while Rome burned

  • The violin virtuoso who "fiddled," "called off" and acted as justice of the peace that evening, said that I threw aside all reserve and entered with great zest into the dance, and seemed to enjoy it much better than those who danced in the same set with me.

    Remarks

  • UK audit of 'fiddled' Treasury books LONDON: The new British Chancellor, George Osborne, is launching a full, independent audit of government spending, to investigate what he says are

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  • He had told a Sunday Times reporter that he "fiddled" his night subsistence expenses.

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  • Britain's new government has inherited "fiddled" public finances, new Finance Minister

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  • In May last year, Lord Clarke was accused by the Sunday Times of having "fiddled" his expenses on the basis of telephone calls and an interview in which he admitted claiming for nights when he returned to his home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and claiming the maximum amount even though he had stayed free with friends or family.

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  • In May last year the Sunday Times accused him of having "fiddled" his expenses after he told them he had claimed for nights when he returned to his home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and claiming the maximum amount even though he had stayed free with friends or family.

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  • For eight days, the Obama administration "fiddled" while the oil still covered an area the size of Delaware.

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