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Definition 1: small mackerel found nearly worldwide - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for tinker in the sense of this definition

(tinker is a kind of ...) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

(... is a member of tinker) type genus of the Scombridae

Definition 2: formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living - [noun denoting person]

(tinker is a kind of ...) a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

"itinerant traders"

Definition 3: a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tinker in the sense of this definition

(tinker is a kind of ...) a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas

"she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry"

Definition 4: try to fix or mend - [verb of change]

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

  • Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right
  • She always fiddles with her van on the weekend

Synonyms for tinker in the sense of this definition

(tinker is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 5: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly - [verb of contact]

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

  • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

Synonyms for tinker in the sense of this definition

(tinker is a kind of ...) exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

"I will work hard to improve my grades" "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"

(... is a kind of tinker ) mess around, as in a liquid or paste

"The children are having fun puddling in paint"

(tinker is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

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