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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He added; I am a great friend to Governor Mike Sonko, I have never in any way meddled in the operations of the county.
Earlier yesterday, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Mike Pompeo stood by the US intelligence assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections.
Ambassador Nikki Haley contradicted President Donald Trump on the question of whether or not Russia meddled in the 2016 election Saturday.
"Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections," Haley told CNN's Dana Bash in a ( pre-taped interview for "State of the Union," which airs Sunday morning.
During a joint press conference Thursday in Warsaw with Polish President Andrzej Duda, Trump was hesitant to confirm whether or not he thinks that the Russian meddled in the election.
"President Trump still knows that they meddled," she told CBS News' John Dickerson in a pre-taped ( interview . "President Putin knows that they meddled, but he is never going to admit to it.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Trump accepted that Russia had not meddled in the election after the Friday meeting, which lasted for over two hours. 
The acting Justice Chief said he never meddled in any of the cases being handled by any prosecutor or under review by the undersecretaries.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Embassy in Bahrain categorically dismissed the recent allegations by British Ambassador to Manama Simon Martin who claimed Iran has meddled with the internal affairs of its neighboring countries.
"If foreign countries had not meddled in Syria, the country's future would been very different.