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Tamper

To meddle, alter, or improperly interfere with something; to make changes or corrupt, as in tampering with the evidence.

tamper

verb alter, change, convert, corrupt, debase, hinder, interfere, intermeddle, intervene, manipulate, meddle
Associated concepts: tamper with a jury, tamper with evidence
See also: disturb
References in classic literature ?
I hope he has not been tampered with by your subordinates.
that, unless the Indian student recognized the roll as being proofs, the man who tampered with them came upon them accidentally without knowing that they were there.
I questioned both Olson and Benson closely in the matter of the compass; but each stoutly maintained that no one had tampered with it during his tour of duty.
If it hadn't been for the same very enterprising gentleman," Sir Alfred observed, "my correspondence would never have been tampered with.
He had tampered with drugs and done many strange things in quest of new thrills, new sensations.
But I returned before daybreak and went to the rear of the house, purposing to enter by a door with which I had secretly so tampered that it would seem to lock, yet not actually fasten.
The wretched militiamen found that their machine-guns had been tampered with, and that the cartridges from the captured magazines did not fit their rifles.
For two weeks we labored at the engines, which indisputably showed evidence of having been tampered with.
Neither Percy himself nor any one else in his time understood the real nature of these ballads and their essential difference from other poetry, and Percy sometimes tampered with the text and even filled out gaps with stanzas of his own, whose sentimental style is ludicrously inconsistent with the primitive vigor of the originals.
Even to his practiced eye there remained scarce a vestige of evidence that the ancient game trail had been tampered with in any way.
He said, he feared they might be tampered with by Mr Jones, or some of his friends.
But will you tell me why my dressing-case has been opened, my clothes removed, and a pocket-book containing papers of great importance to me has been tampered with?