meddle with

meddle with someone or something

to interfere with someone or something; to mess around with someone or something. Please don't meddle with me. I am in a bad mood. Would you please stop meddling with my computer?
See also: meddle
References in classic literature ?
Drink then, and do not meddle with what we are discussing, for that requires all one's wit and cool judgment.
Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut'n foolishness, hey?
It was unsafe to meddle with the corpses and ghosts of these creatures.
Well, I wouldn't meddle with 'em myself," said Solomon.
They are the captives of the Pawnee, according to the rules of Indian warfare, and I cannot meddle with his rights.
The bear was walking softly on, and offered to meddle with nobody, till Friday coming pretty near, calls to him, as if the bear could understand him.
Indeed it is beneath them to meddle with such dirty draggle-tails; and whatever happens to them, it is good enough for them.
to a son of Israel, to meddle with his own concerns, and leave those of others alone?
A reckless man is my aversion, and nothing should ever persuade me to meddle with the concerns of such a one.
And when he had finished and still stood alive and whole, their wavering impulse to break their oath and save the poor betrayed prisoner's life faded and vanished away, for plainly this miscreant had sold himself to Satan and it would be fatal to meddle with the property of such a power as that.
They won't meddle with persons who touch nothing,' he remarked, putting the bottle before me, and restoring the displaced table.
You may ask, in your ill-tempered way, what business I have to meddle with affairs of yours which it is your pleasure to keep private.
If it was you stole my money," said Silas, clasping his hands entreatingly, and raising his voice to a cry, "give it me back-- and I won't meddle with you.
For their commons; there is little danger from them, except it be, where they have great and potent heads; or where you meddle with the point of religion, or their customs, or means of life.
said the man, 'you need not fear the gallows; for I will only teach you to steal what will be fair game: I meddle with nothing but what no one else can get or care anything about, and where no one can find you out.