Significado de “fiddle” - Diccionario inglés

fiddle en inglés británico

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fiddleverb

uk /ˈfɪd.əl/ us /ˈfɪd.əl/

fiddle verb (CHEAT)

[ T ] UK informal to act dishonestly in order to get something for yourself, or to change something dishonestly, especially to your advantage:

She managed to fiddle a free trip to America.
He had been fiddling the accounts/books/finances for years.

fiddle verb (MOVE ABOUT)

[ I ] to move things about or touch things with no particular purpose:

Put your papers down and stop fiddling with them!

fiddlenoun

uk /ˈfɪd.əl/ us /ˈfɪd.əl/

(Definición de fiddle de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

fiddle en inglés americano

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fiddleverb [ I always + adv/prep ]

us /ˈfɪd·əl/

fiddle verb [ I always + adv/prep ] (MOVE THINGS)

to move things around or touch things without a particular purpose:

He stood there fiddling with his keys.

Frases verbales

fiddlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɪd·əl/

fiddle noun [ C ] (INSTRUMENT)

a violin

(Definición de fiddle de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

fiddle en inglés de negocios

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fiddleverb

uk /ˈfɪdl/ us 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

fiddlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪdl/ us informal

something dishonest that is done in order to get money:

tax/expenses/insurance fiddle A year later, he changed the rule, on the grounds that it was being used as a tax fiddle.
on the fiddle

involved in dishonest behaviour, usually to get money:

One in two holidaymakers claiming for lost luggage could be on the fiddle, claims a leading travel insurance firm.
play second fiddle to sb/sth

to be seen as less important than another person or thing:

There were times when security seemed to play second fiddle to how the security company wanted to present itself to the world.

(Definición de fiddle de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)