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intr.v. med·dled, med·dling, med·dles
1. To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere.
2. To handle something carelessly or ignorantly; tamper: Don't meddle with my cell phone!

[Middle English medlen, from Anglo-Norman medler, variant of Old French mesler, from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, to mix thoroughly, from Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]

med′dler (mĕd′lər, mĕd′l-ər) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meddling - the act of altering something secretly or improperlymeddling - the act of altering something secretly or improperly
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
Adj.1.meddling - intrusive in a meddling or offensive mannermeddling - intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"
intrusive - tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"
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The act or an instance of interfering or intruding:
Given to intruding in other people's affairs:
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2 [ˈmedlɪŋ] Nintromisión f
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"What are you meddling with?" cried Aramis, pale with anger, suspecting that D'Artagnan had acted as a spy on him and had seen him with Madame de Longueville.
A wicked and a troublesome meddling is that, with the business of One who has not made His creatures to be herded, like oxen, and driven from field to field, as their stupid and selfish keepers may judge of their need and wants.
To which my Lord Duke in substance replied (both letters were published) that he had already done so, and received the money, and would be obliged to the reverend gentleman if for the future he (the reverend gentleman) would decline meddling with other people's business.
President Donald Trump has alleged that the former administration failed to take action against Russia for election meddling, as it was confident of Hillary Clinton's win.
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New York, Mar 16 (ANI): American socialite Nicole Richie has dropped former manager Benny Medina, after she got fed up with his meddling.
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Bangwaketse deputy paramount chief, Kgosi Kebapetse Telekelo has clarified the stance of Ga-Ngwaketse tribal leaders following recent public murmurings that some dikgosana are meddling in politics.
Democrats have accused Moscow of meddling in the elections to ensure Trump's victory.
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