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VERB (1)

1. intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly;
- Example: "Don't meddle in my affairs!"
[syn: meddle, tamper]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meddle \Med"dle\, v. t. To mix; to mingle. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] "Wine meddled with gall." --Wyclif (Matt. xxvii. 34). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meddle \Med"dle`\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meddled; p. pr. & vb. n. Meddling.] [OE. medlen to mix, OF. medler, mesler, F. m[^e]ler, LL. misculare, a dim. fr. L. miscere to mix. [root]271. See Mix, and cf. Medley, Mellay.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mix; to mingle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] More to know Did never meddle with my thoughts. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- in a good sense. [Obs.] --Barrow. [1913 Webster] Study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 3. To interest or engage one's self unnecessarily or impertinently, to interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs; specifically, to handle or distrub another's property without permission; -- often followed by with or in. [1913 Webster] Why shouldst thou meddle to thy hurt? --2 Kings xiv. 10. [1913 Webster] The civil lawyers . . . have meddled in a matter that belongs not to them. --Locke. [1913 Webster] To meddle and make, to intrude one's self into another person's concerns. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To interpose; interfere; intermeddle. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "meddle": Paul-Pry, advise, advocate, arrest, bottle up, brief, busybody, butt in, check, coach, confer, consult with, counsel, countercheck, curb, dam up, damp, dampen, delay, detain, direct, fool, fool with, guide, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, horn in, impede, inhibit, instruct, intercept, interfere, interlope, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, intrude, invade, keep back, keep in check, kibitz, make, meddle with, mess around, mess with, monkey with, nose, obtrude, oppose, peek, peep, prescribe, propose, pry, recommend, repress, resist, restrain, retard, scotch, set back, slacken, snoop, snub, spy, submit, suggest, suppress, tamper, tamper with, trespass