tamper

Part of speech: verb

To experiment officiously or foolishly; meddle; make unjustifiable alterations: followed by with.

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Usage examples "tamper":

  1. Thought it would give you a good chance to tamper with the books!" - "Ghost Beyond the Gate", Mildred A. Wirt.
  2. " Anybody who would tamper with boats would tamper with a cabin, we reckon," growled Mr. Grigsby. - "Gold Seekers of '49", Edwin L. Sabin.
  3. A true union man regards with veneration the constitution and hesitates to tamper with it except in a perfectly constitutional manner. - "To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today", Ralph Connor.