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Tamper definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TAM'PER, v.i. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments;, as to tamper with a disease.
1. To meddle; to have to do with without fitness or necessity.
'Tis dangerous tamp'ring with a muse.
2. To deal; to practice secretly.
Others tamper'd
For Fleetwood, Desborough and Lambert.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.) [syn: tamp, tamper, tamping bar] v
1: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts" [syn: tamper, fiddle, monkey]
2: intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly; "Don't meddle in my affairs!" [syn: meddle, tamper]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (tampered; tampering) Etymology: probably from Middle French temprer to temper, mix, meddle more at temper Date: 1567 1. to carry on underhand or improper negotiations (as by bribery) 2. a. to interfere so as to weaken or change for the worse used with with <did not want to tamper with tradition> b. to try foolish or dangerous experiments used with with c. to render something harmful or dangerous by altering its structure or composition <was charged with tampering with consumer products> tamperer noun tamperproof adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (foll. by with) 1 meddle with or make unauthorized changes in. 2 exert a secret or corrupt influence upon; bribe. Derivatives: tamperer n. tamper-proof adj. Etymology: var. of TEMPER

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tamper Tamp"er, n. 1. One who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed. 2. An instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tamper Tam"per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tampered; p. pr. & vb. n. Tampering.] [A corruption of temper.] 1. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease. 'T is dangerous tampering with a muse. --Roscommon. 2. To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing. 3. To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery. Others tampered For Fleetwood, Desborough, and Lambert. --Hudibras.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(tampers, tampering, tampered) If someone tampers with something, they interfere with it or try to change it when they have no right to do so. I don't want to be accused of tampering with the evidence... VERB: V with n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. 1. Meddle, intermeddle, dabble, have to do (in a tentative way). 2. Intrigue, deal secretly, use bribery, seduce, suborn.




 


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