meddle with

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 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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References in classic literature ?
Remember them the next time you feel tempted to meddle with me again.
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.
The lands, being a minor, he could not meddle with.
Brother," answered the lady, "you are not in the wrong, unless when you meddle with matters beyond your knowledge.
Well, I wouldn't meddle with 'em myself," said Solomon.
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.
They are the captives of the Pawnee, according to the rules of Indian warfare, and I cannot meddle with his rights.
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.
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.
If there's trouble in their place, do we meddle with their politics?
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.