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tinker


I - noun
1. a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
Syn:
tinkerer
Derivationally related forms:
tinker (for: tinkerer)
Hypernyms:
experimenter
2. formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living
Hypernyms:
itinerant, gypsy, gipsy
3. small mackerel found nearly worldwide
Syn:
chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus
Hypernyms:
mackerel
Member Holonyms:
Scomber, genus Scomber

II - verb
1. do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly (Freq. 1)
- The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house
Syn:
putter, mess around, potter, monkey, monkey around,
muck about, muck around
Derivationally related forms:
tinkerer, potterer (for: potter), putterer (for: putter)
Hypernyms:
work
Hyponyms:
puddle
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
2. work as a tinker or tinkerer
Hypernyms:
work, do work
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
3. try to fix or mend
- Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right
- She always fiddles with her van on the weekend
Syn:
fiddle
Derivationally related forms:
fiddler (for: fiddle)
Hypernyms:
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor,
furbish up, restore, touch on
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP

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