tamper with

phrasal verb

tampered with; tampering with; tampers with
: to change or touch (something) especially in a way that causes damage or harm
Someone tampered with the lock.

Examples of tamper with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heal, 20, of 1248 N. Willow Oak St. in Elkins, was arrested Oct. 16 on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, tampering with physical evidence, theft of property (firearm) and theft of property (motor vehicle). Tom Sissom, arkansasonline.com, 19 Nov. 2023 Chad Christopher Stevens, 41, has been charged with tampering with evidence with intent to impair a human corpse in connection with the death of 35-year-old Heather Louise Schwab, McKinney Police said. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023 According to the probable cause affidavit initially obtained by NBC DFW and reviewed by PEOPLE, Chad Christopher Stevens, 42, was accused of tampering with evidence and fabricating evidence by disposing of the dead body of his ex-girlfriend Heather Louise Schwab. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 Sometimes these microbial symbionts tamper with the host’s reproduction. Elizabeth Anne Brown, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2023 On Saturday, deputies booked him into the Marion County Jail – where he is now being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 6 Nov. 2023 Though the murder remains unsolved, on Oct. 25, his wife, Cindy Rainey, and two sons, Bailey and Jack, were arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in connection to David’s death, the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office said. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Prosecutors had accused her of helping tamper with voting machines in Coffee County as part of efforts to overturn the election. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 20 Oct. 2023 In Arkansas, tampering with public records is a Class D felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. María Paúl, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Tamper with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tamper%20with. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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