tamper with


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tamper with

verb
1. interfere with, tinker with, meddle with, alter, fiddle with (informal), mess about with, muck about with (Brit. slang), monkey around with, fool about with (informal) He found his computer had been tampered with.
2. influence, fix (informal), rig, corrupt, manipulate I don't want to be accused of tampering with the evidence.
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w>tamper with

vi +prep objherumhantieren an (+dat); (with evil intent) → sich (dat)zu schaffen machen an (+dat); plan, schedule, elections, systemherumpfuschen an (+dat) (inf); document, evidenceverfälschen; (Jur) witnessbeeinflussen; (= bribe)bestechen; the car had been tampered withjemand hatte sich am Auto zu schaffen gemacht
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References in classic literature ?
To tamper with a fellow like this, who would sell his soul (if he had one) for drink, and whose every word is a lie.
'It is neither generous, nor honourable, nor the act of a true man, sir,' retorted the other, 'to tamper with the affections of a weak, trusting girl, while you shrink, in your unworthiness, from her guardian and protector, and dare not meet the light of day.
In the course of the day Lisa undertook to tamper with the faith of Pierre Dorion, and, inviting him on board of his boat, regaled him with his favorite whiskey.
I don't believe the doctor has any business to tamper with the visitations of God."
If I could tamper with EVM, I would have been Telangana CM.