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meddle
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

6 uses
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Definition
interfere (in another's affairs or business); or handle (something that shouldn't be handled)
  • The duke told him to make himself free and easy, and if anybody ever come meddling around, he must hop out of the wigwam, and carry on a little, and fetch a howl or two like a wild beast, and he reckoned they would light out and leave him alone.
    Chapter 24 (13% in)
meddling = interfering
  • Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut'n foolishness, hey?
    Chapter 5 (22% in)
  • meddle = interfere
  • "Well, I'll learn her how to meddle.
    Chapter 5 (25% in)
  • meddle = interfere
  • I was in a sweat then, and watched him pretty keen. But he never meddled at all; just slid the lid along as soft as mush, and screwed it down tight and fast. So there I was! I didn't know whether the money was in there or not.
    Chapter 27 (48% in)
  • meddled = manipulated something that shouldn't be handled
  • ...and she says: "WELL, you get all the enjoyment you can out of it NOW, for mind I tell you if I catch you meddling with him again—"
    Chapter Xlii (67% in)
  • meddling = interfering
  • Meddling with WHO?
    Chapter Xlii (67% in)
meddling = interfering
There are no more uses of "meddle" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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