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tamper with someone or something

to fiddle with someone or something; to meddle with someone or something. I've got him believing just what I want him to believe. Don't tamper with him. Please don't tamper with the thermostat.

tamper with

1. Interfere or meddle, especially in a harmful way. For example, If you tamper with that lock it's sure to break. [c. 1600]
2. Engage in improper or secret dealings, as in He was accused of tampering with the jury. [c. 1600]

tamper with

v.
To interfere with something in a harmful manner: Someone has been tampering with my mail—these letters have been opened! When jurors reported that they had been offered bribes, the judge told the defense not to tamper with the jury.
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Bottles, on the other hand, are not inherently tamper evident, but a number of safety solutions help them become a tamper-evident solution.
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In order to encrypt the fingerprint or hash, the creator of the tamper seal uses a certificate.
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COL-003 has been the subject of a number of clinical studies designed to assess its pharmacokinetic and tamper resistant properties.
Any pacer who has played international cricket will candidly admit that bowlers do make an attempt to tamper the ball.
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The closures also feature a slitted tamper band for easy opening, with the bore seal helping to prevent leakages.
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The First Amendment doesn't give me the right to tamper with a product," Bradley said, adding that there is a public safety issue involved in tampering laws.
MINNEAPOLIS and NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Genpak today announced Tamper Tuff(R), an innovative line of high-tech luggage security bags, designed to help airlines improve safety by strengthening the baggage control process.