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  • v. to twist
  • v. To handle lightly; said with reference to awkward fiddling.
  • v. To influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.
  • v. to twiddle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To handle lightly; -- said with reference to awkward fiddling; hence, to influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.
  • transitive v. To twist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To handle lightly and idly; twiddle; fiddle with.
  • To play on a fiddle or bagpipe.
  • To wheedle; coax.
  • To wriggle; twist one's self about.
  • n. A sound such as is made by a fiddle.
  • n. [The words tweedledum and tweedledee are humorous expansions of tweedle, used together to indicate distinctions that are almost imperceptible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. play negligently on a musical instrument
  • v. entice through the use of music
  • v. sing in modulation

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