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intermeddle

[in-ter-med-l]
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verb (used without object), in·ter·med·dled, in·ter·med·dling.
  1. to take part in a matter, especially officiously; meddle.
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Origin of intermeddle

1350–1400; inter- + meddle; replacing Middle English entremedlen < Anglo-French entremedler, Old French entremesler
Related formsin·ter·med·dler, noun
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Related Words for intermeddle

hinder, prevent, intrude, inhibit, impede, obstruct, hamper, infringe, invade, encroach, meddle, interfere, tamper, impose, suspend, thwart, interlope, make, jam, conflict

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Historical Examples of intermeddle

  • But then you seem to think that I should intermeddle and negotiate and become a go-between.

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  • And with the conflict even her children could not intermeddle.

  • With it a stranger cannot intermeddle; it is unspeakable and full of glory!

  • The heart knoweth his own bitterness: and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

  • That was their pretty family secret, with which outsiders were not to intermeddle.


British Dictionary definitions for intermeddle

intermeddle

verb
  1. (intr) rare another word for meddle
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Word Origin for intermeddle

C14 entremedle, from Anglo-Norman entremedler, from Old French; see inter- + meddle
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Word Origin and History for intermeddle

v.

late 14c., from Latin inter- (see inter-) + Anglo-French medler (see meddle (v.)).

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