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Synonyms of 'fiddle'

(noun) 
Definition
a dishonest action or scheme
(British, informal)  legitimate businesses that act as a cover for tax fiddles
Synonyms
fraud
a fraud involving pension and social security claims
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racket
a racket selling counterfeit phones
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scam (slang)
The duo set up a scam to settle their respective debts.
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piece of sharp practice
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sting (informal)
a sting set by the FBI
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graft (informal)
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swindle
He fled to Switzerland rather than face trial for a tax swindle.
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wangle (informal)
(noun) 
(informal)  He played the fiddle at local dances.
Synonyms
violin
(verb) 
(informal  She fiddled with a pen on the desk.
Synonyms
fidget
The children began to fidget.
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play
He's not working, he's just playing around.
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mess about or around
(verb) 
(informal  He fiddled with the radio dial.
Synonyms
tinker
Instead of admitting their error, they just tinkered with the problem.
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mess about or around
(verb) 
Definition
to falsify (accounts)
(informal)  Stop fiddling your expenses account.
Synonyms
cheat
He cheated people out of their life savings.
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cook (informal)
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fix
They offered players bribes to fix a league match.
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manoeuvre (informal)
You manoeuvred things in similar situations in the past.
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graft (informal)
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diddle (informal)
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wangle (informal)
She managed to wangle a free ticket for me.
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gerrymander
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finagle (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of fix
Definition
to unfairly influence the outcome of
They offered players bribes to fix a league match.
Synonyms
rig,
set up (informal),
fiddle (informal),
pull strings (informal)
in the sense of manoeuvre
Definition
to manipulate a situation in order to gain some advantage
You manoeuvred things in similar situations in the past.
Synonyms
set up,
fix (informal),
stage-manage
in the sense of play
Definition
to behave carelessly
He's not working, he's just playing around.
Synonyms
fool around,
toy,
mess around,
take something lightly

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