Tamper Tam"per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tampered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tampering}.] [A corruption of temper.] 1. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease. [1913 Webster]

'T is dangerous tampering with a muse. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

2. To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing. [1913 Webster]

3. To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery. [1913 Webster]

Others tampered For Fleetwood, Desborough, and Lambert. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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