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Definition 1: a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tamper in the sense of this definition

(tamper is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of tamper ) a miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge

Definition 2: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly - [verb of contact]

Samples where tamper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Someone tampered with the documents on my desk
  • The reporter fiddle with the facts

Synonyms for tamper in the sense of this definition

(tamper is a kind of ...) hold something in one's hands and move it

Samples where tamper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't meddle in my affairs!

Synonyms for tamper in the sense of this definition

(tamper is a kind of ...) get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

"Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"

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