Synonyms of 'fiddle'
a dishonest action or scheme(British, informal) legitimate businesses that act as a cover for tax fiddles
a fraud involving pension and social security claims
a racket selling counterfeit phones
The duo set up a scam to settle their respective debts.
piece of sharp practice, ,
a sting set by the FBI
He fled to Switzerland rather than face trial for a tax swindle.
(informal She fiddled with a pen on the desk.
(informal He fiddled with the radio dial.
to falsify (accounts)(informal) Stop fiddling your expenses account.
He cheated people out of their life savings.
They offered players bribes to fix a league match.
You manoeuvred things in similar situations in the past.
graft (informal), ,
wangle (informal), ,
She managed to wangle a free ticket for me.
See fit as a fiddle
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in the sense of fix
to unfairly influence the outcome ofThey offered players bribes to fix a league match.
in the sense of manoeuvre
to manipulate a situation in order to gain some advantageYou manoeuvred things in similar situations in the past.
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