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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!.


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

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

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