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meddle in (something)

To involve oneself in some situation or activity, especially that which one is not meant or welcome to be involved in. I would have gotten away with the money laundering if you hadn't gone meddling in the company's financial affairs! My parents are always meddling in my love life, trying to set me up on dates with guys I have no interest in.
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meddle with (someone or something)

To interfere or involve oneself with someone or something in an intrusive, unwelcome, or unsolicited manner. I would have gotten away with the money laundering if you hadn't gone meddling with the financial accounts! I wouldn't meddle with them if you know what's good for you—they have enough money and power to cause some real problems for you.
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meddle in something

to intrude [oneself] into something. I wish you wouldn't meddle in my affairs. Go meddle in someone else's business.
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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?
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He said they warned the dikgosana in question not to meddle in politics and will keep an eye on them to ensure they adhere to the Bogosi act.
The president answered "of course" before he turned to Mr Putin and said: "Don't meddle in the election."
Speaking during the winding-up speech for PAS' 65th Muktamar or annual congress here, Halimah warned that any attempt by non-Muslims to meddle in Islamic education was akin to "poking a wasp nest".
"certainly does" attempt to meddle in the Russian electoral processes, (https://www.rt.com/news/437575-us-meddling-russian-elections/) RT  reported. 
senators on Wednesday urged Russia not to meddle in the U.S.
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.
This is not definitive proof that the Russians are meddling, or continuing to meddle, in U.S.
"He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election.
Mr Trump said after confronting Mr Putin in Vietnam: "He said he didn't meddle. I asked him again.
Nazareth/PNN/ Israel's National Cyber Authority is expected to recommend the manual counting of votes in future elections in order to prevent cyber attacks "following recent attempts to meddle with elections in the West," the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported yesterday.
The PTI questioned the alleged use of PM office by his daughter, 'Why does Maryam Nawaz meddle into the national affairs?' adding, 'Why did she present the government's stance over the vital issue of national security?'
Doesn't crisis-seeking Miliband realise that it's even worse when politicians meddle with economics?
Butcher and trainee chef Laurie Meddle, 18, suffered horrific burns when a sheep costume he was wearing at a fancy dress party burst into flames in November 2012.
"The political people need to stay away from meddling or appearing to meddle in criminal probes," Marcus wrote.