Definitions for tamperˈtæm pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to force in or down by repeated, rather light, strokes:

    to tamp tobacco into a pipe.

  2. (in blasting) to fill (a drilled hole) with earth or the like after the charge has been inserted.

Origin of tamp:

1810–20; perh. alter. of tampion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tamp, tamper, tamping bar(verb)

    a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

  2. tamper, fiddle, monkey(verb)

    play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

    "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

  3. meddle, tamper(verb)

    intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly

    "Don't meddle in my affairs!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tamper(verb)ˈtæm pər

    to change sth slightly, often to cause damage

    Someone had tampered with the lock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tamper(noun)

    one who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed

  2. Tamper(noun)

    an instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron

  3. Tamper(verb)

    to meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease

  4. Tamper(verb)

    to meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing

  5. Tamper(verb)

    to deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery

Translations for tamper

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to interfere or meddle usually in such a way as to damage, break, alter etc

Don't tamper with the engine.

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