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diddle (someone) out of (something)

slang To trick or deceive someone into relinquishing something. I can't believe that shady salesman diddled you out of hundreds of dollars.
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diddle with (something)

To fiddle or play with something. Quit diddling with your keys, will you? You're making me nervous!
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diddle someone out of something

to cheat someone into giving up something. The boys diddled the old man out of a few bucks. He was diddled out of his last dime.
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diddle something out of someone

Sl. to get something from someone by deception. We diddled about forty bucks out of the old lady who runs the candy shop. They diddled Larry's last dime out of him.
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diddle with something

to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don't diddle with that watch. Stop diddling with your nose, Jimmy!
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diddle

1. tv. to feel someone sexually. (see also feel someone up. Usually objectionable.) She moved her hand over, like she was going to diddle him, then she jabbed him in the crystals.
2. in. to masturbate [oneself]. (Usually objectionable.) Have you been diddling again?
3. tv. to masturbate someone else. (Akin to sense 1 Usually objectionable.) She diddled him since it was his birthday.
4. tv. to cheat someone. The shop owner diddled me out of ten bucks.
5. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) I’m tired of hearing who has diddled whom in Hollywood.

diddle something out of someone

tv. to get something from someone by deception. We diddled about forty bucks out of the old lady who runs the candy shop.
See also: diddle, of, out, someone, something

diddle with something

in. to play with something; to toy with something. Here, don’t diddle with that watch.
See also: diddle, something
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I led him into the bedroom and he diddled the Ivory soap machine, scratched his head, diddled, stared around a bit, then phoned Radio Shack.
And this despite 17 feedback notices being posted on the seller's site saying they'd been diddled exactly the same as me.
Kelly Brook pocketed $500,000 (around pounds 320,000), which suggests she was diddled.
They appear miffed that he's not actually dead and that they've been diddled out of their free wake.
It doesn't help that one in three motorists admits knowing little about cars and so fear being diddled.
KEEP a close eye on your savings to avoid being diddled - nobody else will do it for you.
HANDBAG-wielding benefit cheat Nancy Stevenson diddled pounds 125,000 in credits for 16 children who do not exist.
And when he discovers he's been diddled out of the ailing vet's practice, Matthew is, quite literally, as sick as a parrot.
That nice DC Monaghan is very interested to learn she's Grant and Phil's sister and that Den diddled her out of the Queen Vic.
It will be five months before it comes to court so, in the meantime, if you've been diddled by these people let us know so we can bolster the OFT's case.
Rob Gros was found to have diddled the creditors of his printing firm by using company money to pay for two boats, their mooring fees and fuel.