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synonyms for tinkered

  • dabble
  • mess
  • doodle
  • fix
  • monkey
  • niggle
  • play
  • puddle
  • putter
  • repair
  • toy
  • mess with
  • muck about
  • play with
  • take apart
  • trifle with

antonyms for tinkered

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  • break
  • destroy
  • work
  • leave alone
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How to use tinkered in a sentence

He tinkered with the engine and presently a steady "chug-chug-chug" reverberated down the valley.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
For a week they stayed while Pellett fattened on unlimited coconut and Karaki tinkered the proa.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
The crew tinkered things up some way, and the train proceeded.
EMPIRE BUILDERSFRANCIS LYNDE
As he tinkered on the machine, his ears were busy, and he and Tom heard the sound of approaching horses in the same instant.
THE BOY SCOUT AUTOMOBILISTSROBERT MAITLAND
They had climbed all over the cushions with their muddy feet, and tinkered with the clock till it couldn't run.
MARY WARE IN TEXASANNIE F. JOHNSTON
The car went to the bad again at Wynton, and he and Barney tinkered with it until two-forty.
THE WINDOW AT THE WHITE CATMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
Grace was crying, amidships, and trying to steer the boat while Walter tinkered with the engine.
NAN SHERWOOD AT LAKEVIEW HALLANNIE ROE CARR
The driver buried himself under the hood and tinkered with the engine for a few minutes.
JANET HARDY IN RADIO CITYRUTHE S. WHEELER
A man from the shop came and tinkered with the gasoline engine a few hours' worth, to no purpose.
THE HOUSEBOAT BOOKWILLIAM F. WAUGH
While the lobsters were being dipped aboard the smack and weighed, Spurling tinkered the Barracouta's engine.
JIM SPURLING, FISHERMANALBERT WALTER TOLMAN
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