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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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But when Jessie Wallace (Kat Slater) won sexiest female and Nigel 'MFI' Harman (Dirty Dennis) won best newcomer, you began to suspect - totally unfounded, say the lawyers - that the votes had been diddled with.
Police are investigating how Rosemary Sinclair, 46, diddled her friends out of their shares.
A few weeks ago, I was mildly irritated to have been diddled out of pounds 45 by a seller on eBay.
I once diddled the Daily Record out of 39p when I claimed a roll and sausage on my expenses in 1991.
OLD Scrooge Ken Livingstone buys a tiny Christmas tree at DIY store Homebase - and then studies the till receipt to make sure he hasn't been diddled (above).
Berlusconi has diddled while Rome burns but claims to have the perfect solution to the country's economic ills.
Kelly Brook pocketed $500,000 (around pounds 320,000), which suggests she was diddled.
They appear miffed that he's not actually dead and that they've been diddled out of their free wake.