Dictionary Results for fiddling


1. fiddle - verb

· avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

Synonym(s): shirk, shrink_from, goldbrick

Hypernym(s): avoid




2. fiddle - verb

· commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years"

Hypernym(s): embezzle, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate, malversate




3. fiddle - verb

· play the violin or fiddle

Hypernym(s): play




4. fiddle - verb

· play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"

Hypernym(s): play, spiel




5. fiddle - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): toy, diddle, play

Hypernym(s): manipulate




6. fiddle - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): tamper, monkey

Hypernym(s): manipulate




7. fiddle - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): tinker

Hypernym(s): repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish_up, restore, touch_on




8. fiddling - adjective

· (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

Synonym(s): footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial





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