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English definition of “fiddle (about/around) with sth”

fiddle (about/around) with sth

phrasal verb with fiddle     /ˈfɪdl/ verb [T] UK informal
MOVE THINGS to touch or move things with your fingers because you are nervous or bored: Stop fiddling with your hair!Touching and feelingShowing affection
MAKE CHANGES to make small changes to something to try to make it work: He fiddled with the wires to get the radio working again.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling
(Definition of fiddle (about/around) with sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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