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meanings of tamper


  1. To attempt to practise or administer something (especially medicine) without sufficient knowledge or qualifications.
  2. To try to influence someone, usually in an illegal or devious way; to try to deal (with someone).
  3. To discuss future contracts with a player, against league rules.
  4. To involve oneself (in a plot, scheme, etc.).
  5. To meddle (with something) in order to corrupt or pervert it.
  6. To make unauthorized or improper alterations, sometimes causing deliberate damage; to meddle (with something).


  1. A tool used to tamp something down, such as tobacco in a pipe.
  2. A railway vehicle used to tamp down ballast.
  3. A person or thing that tamps.
  4. An envelope of neutron-reflecting material in a nuclear weapon, used to delay the expansion of the reacting material and thus produce a longer-lasting and more energetic explosion.

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