tamper with


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tamper with

verb
1. interfere with, tinker with, meddle with, alter, fiddle with (informal), mess about with, muck about with (Brit. slang), monkey around with, fool about with (informal) He found his computer had been tampered with.
2. influence, fix (informal), rig, corrupt, manipulate I don't want to be accused of tampering with the evidence.
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w>tamper with

vi +prep objherumhantieren an (+dat); (with evil intent) → sich (dat)zu schaffen machen an (+dat); plan, schedule, elections, systemherumpfuschen an (+dat) (inf); document, evidenceverfälschen; (Jur) witnessbeeinflussen; (= bribe)bestechen; the car had been tampered withjemand hatte sich am Auto zu schaffen gemacht
References in classic literature ?
It is neither generous, nor honourable, nor the act of a true man, sir,' retorted the other, 'to tamper with the affections of a weak, trusting girl, while you shrink, in your unworthiness, from her guardian and protector, and dare not meet the light of day.
In the course of the day Lisa undertook to tamper with the faith of Pierre Dorion, and, inviting him on board of his boat, regaled him with his favorite whiskey.
I don't believe the doctor has any business to tamper with the visitations of God.
And does it strike you that it would be just and right if the El Toboso people, finding out that you were here with the intention of going to tamper with their princesses and trouble their ladies, were to come and cudgel your ribs, and not leave a whole bone in you?
How she valued her own life had been proved; but his--she had no right to tamper with it.
They tried speaking to him; but, he was so confused, and so very slow to answer, that they took fright at his bewilderment, and agreed for the time to tamper with him no more.