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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • KSU coach Doug Martin tinkered with the playbook by putting in the pistol offense in the spring.

    Around the Mid-American Conference

  • Bradford: Researchers have "tinkered" to find RNA catalysts that would mimick the function of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • Researchers have "tinkered" to find RNA catalysts that would mimick the function of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • She wrote poetry, publishing several books, and "tinkered" in the stock market to the point she became proficient at investing.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Liebenberg had only "tinkered" with the destructive impact which fiscal drag had on ordinary middle-income people who would be required to find an additional R7 billion in personal income tax.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I have "tinkered" it by adding the two syllables "and clear" to make the line complete.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Only after all of this did you then claim that your Twitter account had been "tinkered" with.

    New Statesman

  • As time has gone on, Cleary says they have "tinkered" with his role.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Take, for example, his dismissive statement on climate change -- brushing it off as a matter relating only to "temperatures 90 years from now", and something that is to be "tinkered" with.

    TreeHugger

  • President Barack Obama opens a White House forum on health care reform, saying that up until now, federal officials have only "tinkered" with the issue.

    KSAT.com - Local News

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