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verb as in fiddle with

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Example Sentences

“Crazy Henry,” the neighbors dubbed him when he tinkered in his garage.

He is 100 percent opposed to derailing the American Dream by allowing sequestration to be tinkered with.

Doe had no formal engineering training, but he tinkered endlessly.

The Coca-Cola Company should have headed those wise words before it went and tinkered with its beloved product.

To the paper's credit, it has now at least tinkered with the obituary online.

He tinkered with the engine and presently a steady "chug-chug-chug" reverberated down the valley.

For a week they stayed while Pellett fattened on unlimited coconut and Karaki tinkered the proa.

The crew tinkered things up some way, and the train proceeded.

As he tinkered on the machine, his ears were busy, and he and Tom heard the sound of approaching horses in the same instant.

They had climbed all over the cushions with their muddy feet, and tinkered with the clock till it couldn't run.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tinkered, such as: mess, dabble, repair, play, toy, and monkey.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.