meddle


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

meddle in something

to intrude [oneself] into something. I wish you wouldn't meddle in my affairs. Go meddle in someone else's business.
See also: meddle

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 ?
I know not why you meddle," said Fernand, seizing his arm; "but this I know, you have some motive of personal hatred against Dantes, for he who himself hates is never mistaken in the sentiments of others.
The lands, being a minor, he could not meddle with.
The owner has nothing to say against it, and if you meddle with them you'll have to do with the constable and Justice Blakesley, and with the handcuffs and Middlemarch jail.
But them are fools as meddle, and so I told the chaps here.
Well, promise me not to meddle again, and I'll see that nobody informs against you.
Ask no questions that may lead to deceitful answers," sullenly returned the squatter; "I have dealings of my own with that trapper, that it may not befit an officer of the States to meddle with.
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.
The President said he was not worried about Russia trying to meddle in the 2018 elections because "we'll counter act whatever they do and we are having strong backup systems.
President Donald Trump, in a series of angry and defiant tweets Sunday morning, sought to shift the blame to Democrats for Russia's virtual war to meddle in the 2016 election, saying that President Barack Obama had not done enough to stop the interference and denying that he had ever suggested that Moscow might not have been involved.
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida: President Donald Trump, in a series of angry and defiant tweets Sunday morning, sought to shift the blame to Democrats for Russia's virtual war to meddle in the 2016 election, saying that President Barack Obama had not done enough to stop the interference and denying that he had ever suggested that Moscow might not have been involved.
I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said 'it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400-pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer,' Trump tweeted.
In an article published in the New York Times on Saturday, former CIA officers and several researchers, who have been studying covert US intelligence operations for years, said that the while methods allegedly used by Russians to meddle into the US elections might slightly differ from the old school CIA operations overseas, there is nothing in the allegations against Russians that Americans haven't done themselves, RT reported.
This is not definitive proof that the Russians are meddling, or continuing to meddle, in U.
13 (ANI): Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday called the Ram Setu as an important part of Indian heritage and said that nobody should meddle with it.
He'd better meddle with his trash)," Sotto said in an ambush interview before the resumption of the Senate's deliberation on the 2018 proposed budget yesterday.