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diddle

(1)
To work with or modify in a not particularly serious manner. "I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."

See tweak and twiddle.

diddle

(2)
The action or result of diddling.

See also tweak, twiddle, frob.
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The 29-year-old, who is infamous for bedding footballer Ryan Giggs, seems to have realised that everyone is talking about the book which claims Simon Cowell diddled with Dannii Minogue and had sex dreams about Cheryl and thought, 'I'm going to get me a bit of that, I am'.
O Maggie Maggie May We're being diddled, robbed and put on Hope and jobs long gone In the worst recession we have ever known Children hopes are fading, politicians wading But the bankers just go on and on and on.
While interest-free loans sound great, actually many students could rightly feel diddled," said MoneySavingExpert.
Steven, who played for Marseille in the 1991-92 season, said: "If you ask anyone from that era there is a feeling we were diddled out of it.
Walsall is about to be diddled out of the Metro line.
OF course I feel desperately sorry for the people who rogue financial adviser and racehorse owner Graham Price diddled en route to a pounds 10million fraud haul.
The first wave of hacker crackdowns began in 1990 - an eternity on the cyber-event horizon - when the Secret Service began the above-ground phase of Operation Sun Devil, a two-year investigation into malicious hackers, who according to the SS's misunderstood "evidence" had diddled with AT&T, Bell South, and the New York City 911 system.
Even more remarkable is Poe's willingness to confess his own complicity in the commodification of literature, as if he were begging the reading public to stop him before he diddled again.