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meddle

noun barge in, be curious, be officious, break in on, bust in, chime in, crash the gates of, dabble in, encumber, horn in, impose, infringe, inject into, insert yourself into, interfere, interlope, intermeddle, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, muscle into, obstruct, provide your two cents, pry, push in, tamper with, trespass
Associated concepts: tampering with evidence
See also: disrupt, disturb, infringe, intercede, interfere, interrupt, intervene, militate, obtrude, overstep, tamper
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Those meddlers at the EU said the PowerShift grant gave the LPG industry an unfair advantage and was against competition laws.
He said: "In our experience the majority of owner-managers are characterised as Artisans, Heroes or Meddlers, with only a small proportion naturally achieving the ideal Strategist role.
We elected a clique, most of whom have never ever been in a position of management, hence the mess by meddlers.
Education, like law and order and health, habitually attracts the biggest bunch of back room meddlers west of the Kremlin.
The chance to celebrate the real meaning of the competition in Birmingham has been marred by Gold medal meddlers.
Climate meddlers Humans removing trees to work the land put nearly 350 billion metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere by 1850, researchers suggest (SN: 4/23/11, p.
So, I've got a message for the meddlers - hands off.
Summary: Even though foreign would-be meddlers are occupied by the current upheaval in the region, the March 8 alliance has failed to form a government because of the bloc's internal fissures.
Steve West Llandaff Cardiff WHEN will these Welsh language meddlers realise that giving places such as Sully a new Welsh name is pointless as 99% of the population will ignore it?
Then along came the meddlers who said learning by rote was old-fashioned and that drumming the alphabet, multiplication tables and other staples into young minds was over-taxing them and stifling the imagination.
The leaders of arrogant countries, the nosy meddlers in the affairs of the Islamic republic, must know that no matter if the Iranian people have their own differences, when you enemies get involved, the people.
On the one hand, it could be argued, never have we been governed by so heavy-handed a bunch of control freaks - prescriptive meddlers for whom not even the contents of our fridges are off limits.