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- meddle: see mix
- meddle (v.)
- early 14c., "to mingle, blend, mix," from Old North French medler (Old French mesler, 12c., Modern French mêler) "to mix, mingle, to meddle," from Vulgar Latin *misculare (source of Provençal mesclar, Spanish mezclar, Italian mescolare, meschiare), from Latin miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)). From late 14c. as "busy oneself, be concerned with, engage in;" also disparagingly "interfere, be officious, make a nuisance of oneself" (the notion is of meddling too much). From mid-14c. to 1700, it also was a euphemism for "have sexual intercourse." Related: Meddled; meddling.
- 1. They're resentful that outsiders presume to meddle in their affairs.
- 2. He had no right to meddle in her affairs.
- 3. I hope he doesn't try to meddle in my affairs.
- 4. Falsehood like a nettle stings those who meddle with it.
- 5. He is inclined to meddle in other people's affairs.
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