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Definition of tinker verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] tinker (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tinker
he / she / it tinkers
past simple tinkered
-ing form tinkering
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to make small changes to something in order to repair or improve it, especially in a way that may not be helpful He's in the garage tinkering with his bike. The password will prevent others from tinkering with your data. The government is merely tinkering at the edges of a much wider problem.
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