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English definition of “fiddle”

fiddle

verb     /ˈfɪdl/ informal
[T] to change figures dishonestly, often in order to get more money: fiddle your overtime/expenses The report criticised officers who fiddled their overtime and tax inspectors who received tax-free bonuses.
[I] to change something very slightly: fiddle with sth If you fiddle with the figures in the investment column, you should be able to get your budget to balance.
fiddle the books to dishonestly change a company's accounts or financial records: fiddled the books
(Definition of fiddle verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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