Meddle

Definition of Meddle

Med´dle`
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Meddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Meddling .]
1.To mix; to mingle.
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Did never meddle with my thoughts.
- Shak.
2.To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; - in a good sense.
Study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business.
- Tyndale.
3.To interest or engage one's self unnecessarily or impertinently, to interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs; specifically, to handle or distrub another's property without permission; - often followed by with or in.
Why shouldst thou meddle to thy hurt?
- 2 Kings xiv. 10.
The civil lawyers . . . have meddled in a matter that belongs not to them.
- Locke.
To meddle and make
to intrude one's self into another person's concerns.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To mix; to mingle.
"Wine meddled with gall."
- Wyclif (Matt. xxvii. 34).

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