- 1[intransitive] meddle (in/with something) to become involved in something that does not concern you synonym interfere He had no right to meddle in her affairs. He’s just a meddling old fool!
- 2[intransitive] meddle (with something) to touch something in a careless way, especially when it is not yours or when you do not know how to use it correctly Somebody had been meddling with her computer. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘mingle, mix’): from Old French medler, variant of mesler, based on Latin miscere
BrE BrE//ˈmedl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedl//(disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they meddle
BrE BrE//ˈmedl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedl//he / she / it meddles
BrE BrE//ˈmedlz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedlz//past simple meddled
BrE BrE//ˈmedld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedld//past participle meddled
BrE BrE//ˈmedld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedld//-ing form meddling
BrE BrE//ˈmedlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedlɪŋ//