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TAMPER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tamper mean? 

TAMPER (noun)
  The noun TAMPER has 1 sense:

1. a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

  Familiarity information: TAMPER used as a noun is very rare.


TAMPER (verb)
  The verb TAMPER has 2 senses:

1. play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
2. intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly

  Familiarity information: TAMPER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAMPER (noun)


Sense 1tamper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tamp; tamper; tamping bar

Hypernyms ("tamper" is a kind of...):

tool (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tamper"):

stemmer (a miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge)


TAMPER (verb)


Sense 1tamper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

monkey; tamper; fiddle

Context examples:

Someone tampered with the documents on my desk / The reporter fiddle with the facts

Hypernyms (to "tamper" is one way to...):

manipulate (hold something in one's hands and move it)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2tamper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

meddle; tamper

Context example:

Don't meddle in my affairs!

Hypernyms (to "tamper" is one way to...):

interfere; interpose; intervene; step in (get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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