Synonyms of fiddle in English:

fiddle


See definition of fiddle

noun

1‘their feet moved in time with the fiddle’

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violin, viola, cello, double bass
historical kit

2‘the men were involved in a major VAT fiddle’

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fraud, swindle, fix, wangle, confidence trick, ruse, wile, piece of deception, bit of sharp practice
informal racket, con trick, flimflam, sting

verb

1‘he fiddled with a beer mat’

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fidget, play, toy, twiddle, fuss, fool about, fool around, trifle
finger, thumb, handle, feel, touch
waste time, act aimlessly
informal mess about, mess around, paw

2‘he fiddled with some dials and buttons’

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tinker, play about, play around, tamper, meddle, interfere, monkey
adjust

3‘the government is trying to fiddle the figures’

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falsify, manipulate, massage, rig, distort, pervert, misrepresent, juggle, doctor, alter, tamper with, interfere with
informal cook, fix, diddle, finagle, flimflam, cook the books