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To soundly defeat someone, or a team
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  1. To soundly defeat someone, or a team
  2. To dismantle something into it's component pieces.
  3. To move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.
To repair or patch clumsily
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  1. To repair or patch clumsily
  2. To spoil by poor work or poor performance; bungle
  3. To perform poorly or ruin through clumsiness or ineptitude:
To make unskilled efforts at repairing or improving:
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  1. To make unskilled efforts at repairing or improving:
  2. (Chiefly British) To commit a fraud, especially to steal from one's employer.
  3. To touch or handle something in a nervous way:
To confound or prove wrong; surprise, especially pleasantly:
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  1. To confound or prove wrong; surprise, especially pleasantly:
  2. (Informal) To speak or act facetiously or in jest; joke:
  3. To toy, tinker, or mess:
(Obs.) To mingle; combine
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  1. (Obs.) To mingle; combine
  2. To concern oneself with or take part in other people's affairs without being asked, welcomed, or needed; interfere (in or with)
  3. To handle something carelessly or ignorantly; tamper:
To make disorderly or dirty:
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  1. To make disorderly or dirty:
  2. To take a meal in a military mess.
  3. To eat as one of a mess
(In professional sports) To discuss future contracts against league rules with a player.
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  1. (In professional sports) To discuss future contracts against league rules with a player.
  2. To interfere in a harmful or disruptive manner; meddle:
  3. (Archaic) To contrive something secretly; plot; scheme
(Informal) To play, fool, trifle, or meddle
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  1. (Informal) To play, fool, trifle, or meddle
  2. To play, fiddle, trifle, or tamper with something:
  3. To behave in a mischievous or apish manner:
(Chiefly British) To commit a fraud, especially to steal from one's employer.
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  1. (Chiefly British) To commit a fraud, especially to steal from one's employer.
  2. To play or tinker (with), esp. in a nervous way
  3. To play (a tune) on a fiddle.
To move about in a restless, nervous, or impatient way
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  1. To move about in a restless, nervous, or impatient way
  2. To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
  3. To play or fuss; fiddle:
To deceive or trick; dupe:
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  1. To deceive or trick; dupe:
  2. To act like a fool; be silly
  3. To toy, tinker, or mess:
To behave in a mischievous or apish manner:
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  1. To behave in a mischievous or apish manner:
  2. To play, fiddle, trifle, or tamper with something:
  3. (Informal) To play, fool, trifle, or meddle
To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
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  1. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
  2. To put (a specified card) into play
  3. (Music) To perform on an instrument:
To walk or move in an unhurried or casual manner.
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  1. To walk or move in an unhurried or casual manner.
  2. To move while making such a sound.
  3. (Intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
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  1. To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
  2. To engage in flirtation; dally
  3. To treat something casually or without seriousness:
To treat flippantly or without seriousness; play or toy:
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  1. To treat flippantly or without seriousness; play or toy:
  2. To play or toy (with something)
  3. To play fast and loose (with a person's affections); dally
To toy or trifle with some object
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  1. To toy or trifle with some object
  2. To move in a twirling manner
  3. To twirl or play with lightly or idly
Find another word for tinker. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for tinker, like: try to mend, play-with, take-apart, potter, trifle-with, botch, mess around, monkey with, repair, fiddle and fool.