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English noun: tamper

1. tamper (artifact) a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)


Synonymstamp, tamping bar


Broader (hypernym)tool


Narrower (hyponym)stemmer


English verb: tamper

1. tamper (contact) play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly


SamplesSomeone tampered with the documents on my desk.
The reporter fiddle with the facts.


Synonymsfiddle, monkey


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)manipulate

2. tamper (social) intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly


SamplesDon't meddle in my affairs!.


Synonymsmeddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interfere, interpose, intervene, step in









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