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fiddle
British English: /ˈfɪd(ə)l/
American English: /ˈfɪdl/

Translation of fiddle in German:

noun

  • 1 (Music) (colloquial or derogatory)
    Fiedel, die
    (violin for traditional or folk music)
    Geige, die
    Fiedel, die
    [as] fit as a fiddle
    kerngesund
    a face as long as a fiddle
    [figurative]
    ein Gesicht wie drei od. sieben Tage Regenwetter
    [colloquial]
    play first/second fiddle
    [figurative]
    die erste/zweite Geige spielen
    [colloquial]
    play second fiddle to somebody
    in jemandes Schatten Dat. stehen
  • 2 [colloquial]
    (swindle)
    it's some sort of fiddle
    an der Sache ist was faul
    [colloquial]
    it's all a fiddle
    das ist alles Schiebung
    [colloquial]
    get something by a fiddle
    sich Dat. etwas ergaunern
    be on the fiddle
    krumme Dinger machen
    [colloquial]

intransitive verb

  • 2fiddle about [colloquial]
    (waste time)
    herumtrödeln
    [colloquial] (be frivolous) [colloquial]
    fiddle about with or away at something
    (work on to adjust etc.)
    an etwas Dat. herumfummeln
    [colloquial] (tinker with)
    an etwas Dat. herumbasteln
    [colloquial]
    fiddle at something
    an etwas Dat. herumspielen od. herumfingern
    fiddle with something
    (play with)
    mit etwas herumspielen
  • 3 [colloquial]
    (deceive)
    krumme Dinger drehen
    [colloquial]
    he fiddled, lied, and cheated
    er hat geschoben, gelogen und betrogen

transitive verb

  • [colloquial] (falsify)
    [colloquial] (Bücher, Rechnungen)
    (get by cheating) fiddle one's way into something [by lying/cheating]
    sich [mit Lügen/Betrügereien] in etwas Akk. einschleichen

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