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Definition of fiddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fiddle
    he / she / it fiddles
    past simple fiddled
    -ing form fiddling
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  1. 1[intransitive] (informal) to play music on the violin
  2. 2[intransitive] fiddle (with something) to keep touching or moving something with your hands, especially because you are bored or nervous He was fiddling with his keys while he talked to me.
  3. Phrasal Verbsfiddle aroundfiddle around with something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fiddle