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tamper
American English: /ˈtæmpər/
British English: /ˈtampə/

Translation of tamper in Spanish:

noun

  • (for tamping down earth, paving stones)
    pisón (masculine)
    (for compacting tobacco) (instrumento para apretar el tabaco en la pipa)
    Example sentences
    • Its hydraulic PTO can manage breakers, tampers, drills, and saws.
    • Tamp the patch with a tamper or a garden roller filled about one-third full with water, or simply walk on it.
    • Using a tamper, he levels and compresses the grinds, a technique absolutely necessary for uniform extraction.

Phrasal verbs

tamper with

verb + preposition + object
1.1 (meddle with)
(engine/controls)
andar con [colloquial]
(lock)
tratar de forzar
(document/figures)
1.2 (influence)
(jury/witness)

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