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meddle

Pronunciation: /ˈmedl/

Translation of meddle in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (interfere) to meddle (in/with sth) meterse or entrometerse or inmiscuirse* (en algo) don't meddle in her affairs! ¡no te metas or entrometas or inmiscuyas en sus asuntos! to meddle with sb meterse con algn
    Example sentences
    • Don't meddle in matters that don't concern you, unless you want to face the wrath of Rowan!
    • Elections should be open and transparent so there is no opportunity for meddling.
    • He also said foreign governments should stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.
    1.2 (tamper) to meddle with sth toquetear algo
    Example sentences
    • Jack Taggart, is yelling at his son, Billy, to carefully affix all the scarecrows to their posts, while also accusing him of meddling with his equipment.
    • He told Hudson that he had to understand that people who had their homes invaded felt very bad about the fact that others had been meddling with their property.
    • Stating that the gallery is full-fledged now, Vidya says that it has sufficient space and infrastructure to host an exclusive show without meddling with the regular display area.

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