Meaning of tamper


Pronunciation: (tam'pur), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to meddle, esp. for the purpose of altering, damaging, or misusing (usually fol. by with): Someone has been tampering with the lock.
  2. to make changes in something, esp. in order to falsify (usually fol. by with): to tamper with official records.
  3. to engage secretly or improperly in something.
  4. to engage in underhand or corrupt dealings, esp. in order to influence improperly (usually fol. by with): Any lawyer who tries to tamper with a jury should be disbarred.


Pronunciation: (tam'pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that tamps.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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