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English definition of “fiddle (around) with sth”

fiddle (around) with sth

disapproving ( UK also fiddle (about) with sth)
verb uk phrasal verb with fiddle   /ˈfɪd.l̩/ us  
to make small changes to something to try to make it work: Stop fiddling about with your hair - it looks fine. Someone's been fiddling around with my computer! to touch or move things with your fingers because you are nervous or bored: He was just fiddling around with the things on his desk.
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