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fiddle (around) with sth

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