meddle with (someone or something)

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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 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 ?
You will feel, by this time, that you have meddled with me at last to some purpose.
AMERICAN President Donald Trump yesterday said Vladimir Putin feels insulted at claims that Russia meddled with the result of the US election.
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.
This is a well-trodden path of course - ex "Supreme Leader" Gordon Brown meddled with regulating banks then realised they paid too much tax, despite being under-capitalised, and moved his attention on to knifing Blair, creating the environment for the biggest banking crisis in 80 years.
"The investigation carried out by [senior terrorism investigator] Wissam Eid, who was assassinated in January 2008, is being particularly targeted," he added, "They are exaggerating the Alfa employee scandal in order to argue that Wissam Eid's investigation was not credible and was meddled with." Eid was the security forces' senior investigator at the time of Hariri's assassination in 2005.