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tamper

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intransitive verb tam·per \ˈtam-pər\

Definition of tamper

tampered

tampering

play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
  1. 1 :  to carry on underhand or improper negotiations (as by bribery)

  2. 2a :  to interfere so as to weaken or change for the worse —used with with <did not want to tamper with tradition>b :  to try foolish or dangerous experiments —used with withc :  to render something harmful or dangerous by altering its structure or composition <was charged with tampering with consumer products>

tamperer

play \-pər-ər\ noun

tamperproof

play \ˈtam-pər-ˌprüf\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of tamper

probably from Middle French temprer to temper, mix, meddle — more at temper


First Known Use: 1567



TAMPER Defined for Kids

tamper

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verb tam·per \ˈtam-pər\

Definition of tamper for Students

tampered

tampering

  1. :  to interfere or change in a secret or incorrect way <Someone was tampering with the official records.>




Law Dictionary

tamper

intransitive verb tam·per

Legal Definition of tamper

  1. 1 :  to bring improper influence to bear (as by bribery or intimidation) —used with with <tampered with the jurors>

  2. 2 :  to alter or interfere in an unauthorized or improper manner —used with with <tampered with evidence>





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