Definition for fiddling (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), fid·dled, fid·dling.
verb (used with object), fid·dled, fid·dling.
- to falsify: to fiddle the account books.
- to cheat: to fiddle the company out of expense money.
Examples from the Web for fiddling
Yorke and Godrich know how to make all this fiddling about sound pretty good, even if just as background music.Newest Album From Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Is No Online Afterthought|Noel Murray|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of the extra time will be filled by watching television or fiddling around on the internet.
The United States could pass some fiddling, complicated patch designed to prevent Apple from doing exactly what it is doing.
All this fiddling is occurring while Rome burns—and our recovery hangs in the balance.As Plan B Fails, GOP Imperils Fiscal Cliff Deal, Boehner’s Speakership|John Avlon|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Second, it maintains the temperature by itself, rather than you standing there fiddling with the stove dial.
He had put down his plate of multebaer, and was now fiddling nervously with a Swedish knife that Knutty had given him.Katharine Frensham|Beatrice Harraden
My mother never knew anything about dances and fiddling and such things; she was a Christian.
And you can have that boa you are fiddling with, if you like.The Celebrity at Home|Violet Hunt
Lamont is not unhappy: he keeps his mind active by solving stiff quadratic equations and fiddling with Cartesian co-ordinates.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
He heard them demand beer and coffee, and they drank eagerly, for fiddling in that heat was thirsty work.
British Dictionary definitions for fiddling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for fiddling (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fiddle
Culture definitions for fiddling
Idioms and Phrases with fiddling
In addition to the idiom beginning with fiddle
- fiddle while Rome burns
- fit as a fiddle
- hang up (one's fiddle)
- play second fiddle