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Fiddle vs. Scam

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Fiddlenoun

(music) Any of various bowed string instruments, often a violin when played in any of various traditional styles, as opposed to classical violin.

‘When I play it like this, it's a fiddle; when I play it like that, it's a violin.’;

Scamnoun

A fraudulent deal.

‘That marketing scheme looks like a scam to me.’;

Fiddlenoun

A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with leaves shaped like the musical instrument.

Scamnoun

Something that is promoted using scams.

‘That car was a scam.’;

Fiddlenoun

An adjustment intended to cover up a basic flaw.

‘That parameter setting is just a fiddle to make the lighting look right.’;

Scamverb

(transitive) To defraud or embezzle.

‘They tried to scam her out of her savings.’;

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Fiddlenoun

A fraud; a scam.

Scamnoun

a fraudulent business scheme

Fiddlenoun

(nautical) On board a ship or boat, a rail or batten around the edge of a table or stove to prevent objects falling off at sea. (Also fiddle rail)

Scamverb

deprive of by deceit;

‘He swindled me out of my inheritance’; ‘She defrauded the customers who trusted her’; ‘the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change’;

Fiddleverb

To play aimlessly.

‘You're fiddling your life away.’;

Fiddleverb

(transitive) To adjust or manipulate for deception or fraud.

‘I needed to fiddle the lighting parameters to get the image to look right.’; ‘Fred was sacked when the auditors caught him fiddling the books.’;

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Fiddleverb

(music) To play traditional tunes on a violin in a non-classical style.

Fiddleverb

To touch or fidget with something in a restless or nervous way, or tinker with something in an attempt to make minor adjustments or improvements.

Fiddlenoun

A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.

Fiddlenoun

A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; - called also fiddle dock.

Fiddlenoun

A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.

Fiddleverb

To play on a fiddle.

‘Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he could make a small town a great city.’;

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Fiddleverb

To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy idleness; to trifle.

‘Talking, and fiddling with their hats and feathers.’;

Fiddleverb

To play (a tune) on a fiddle.

Fiddlenoun

bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

Fiddleverb

avoid (one's assigned duties);

‘The derelict soldier shirked his duties’;

Fiddleverb

commit fraud and steal from one's employer;

‘We found out that she had been fiddling for years’;

Fiddleverb

play the violin or fiddle

Fiddleverb

play on a violin;

‘Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely’;

Fiddleverb

manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination;

‘She played nervously with her wedding ring’; ‘Don't fiddle with the screws’; ‘He played with the idea of running for the Senate’;

Fiddleverb

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’;

Fiddleverb

try to fix or mend;

‘Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right’; ‘She always fiddles with her van on the weekend’;

Fiddle

A fiddle is a bowed string musical instrument, most often a violin. It is a colloquial term for the violin, used by players in all genres including classical music.

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