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Definition of diddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    diddle

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈdɪdl//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they diddle
     
    he / she / it diddles
     
    past simple diddled
     
    -ing form diddling
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] diddle (around) to waste time without having a purpose Sometimes I just diddle around all day.
  2. 2[intransitive] diddle (with something) to play with something carelessly or without thinking He diddled with the graphics on his computer.
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