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Verb: diddle  di-d(u)l
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He diddled me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick [N. Amer], nobble [Brit], bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko
     
  2. Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
    "Don't diddle with the screws";
    - toy, fiddle, play
     
  3. [N. Amer, vulgar] Have sexual intercourse
    - sleep together, love, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]
     
  4. (slang) spend time ineffectually; procrastinate
    "Both spent years diddling doing other projects";
    - fanny around [Brit], fanny about [Brit]

Derived forms: diddles, diddling, diddled

Type of: cheat, chisel, copulate, couple, manipulate, mate, pair, rip off

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