Translation of fiddle in Spanish:


violín, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfɪd(ə)l//ˈfɪdl/


  • 1

    violín masculine
  • 2British informal

    chanchullo masculine informal
    a tax fiddle un chanchullo con los impuestos informal
    • they've worked a fiddle on their expenses han amañado los gastos
    • His job sometimes included actually working the fiddle, as with crooked roulette tables, to remove suspicion from the obvious source, the sharper himself.
    • Unlike America, which has rushed to pass new legislation to curb corruption and reform auditing, Japan has done little to prevent a repeat of past accounting fiddles.
    • Peter Rook QC, prosecuting, said the elaborate fraud could not be described as ‘a cornershop fiddle.’
    • It has been alleged that the scam centres around cash fiddles at the large store, which is in Ocotal Way.
    • That includes everything from tax evasion and very basic fiddles to money made from computer-game counterfeiting, people-smuggling and drug-dealing.
    • Crikey readers have contributed a lot of stories on circulation rorts, fiddles and the like over the past week or so, but here's another tale, a bit historical, which would be hysterical if it wasn't serious.
    • As Mars and others have documented, this point would seem to apply to a wide range of occupational scams and fiddles, ranging from the top-floor board room to the basement boiler room.
  • 3

    (tricky operation)
    it's a fiddle to get this in meter esto tiene su chiste Mexico

transitive verb

  • 1British

    hacer chanchullos con informal
    (election/result) amañar informal
    can you fiddle it so that it goes on expenses? ¿puedes arreglar las cosas para que figure como gastos de representación?
    • The whistleblower who revealed that a hospital was fiddling figures about cancelled operations has won the right to appeal against his sacking.
    • While he was shooting, I wandered over to the computerized score sheet and tried to see if I could fiddle it.
    • Across Scotland, 1450 were caught fiddling the system to the tune of £10m - again only a fraction of total losses.
    • In spite of the messages of genuine support - from all areas of the local medical fraternity in particular - the fact remains that the figures were fiddled.
    • These companies are not the only ones fiddling their figures.
    • After being told that there is not enough local criminal activity to justify their station's existence, three incompetent policemen decide to start manufacturing crimes to fiddle the figures.
    • Britten's setting is mimetic and operatic, the piano part consisting of a stylisation of the boy's fiddling, notated on one stave only.
    • Governments can no longer convince people they aren't fiddling the figures.
    • Well, I can't finish fiddling the figures on my financial forecast tonight, because I need a few facts that I have yet to find out.
    • We have already had the scandal of the closed lists and now we find that there is another way of fiddling the figures by putting more people on the deferred list.
    • John Waters of the Irish Times said on radio on Saturday that he would have fiddled tax back then if he could have got away with it.
    • A large proportion of farmers found to be fiddling the system are based within three kilometres of the border with the North.
    • Wong accused his lawyers of negligence and his opponent's lawyers of fiddling their charges.
    • There seems to be some surprise in political circles here that an international company such as Gama might have been fiddling their workforce.
    • There must be people fiddling the books there, or stealing from the cookie jar, or -?
    • The records were fiddled to make the crime stats look good.
    • So what if he'd fiddled his taxes and done business with crooks?
    • There will be no need for him to fiddle the figures: his exercise will start just as the market cools.
    • The whole recovery from that crisis was based on fiddling the figures.
    • There have been a lot of allegations of postal votes being fiddled in many parts of our region, not least here in towns such as Blackburn, Burnley and Nelson.
    • This one-woman band fiddled and jigged from Dent to Barrow to Bradford during her recent winter tour, bringing a smile to the faces of shoppers across the North.
    • It's time to retrace your steps to the Temple Bar: the pubs will soon be opening, the black vials of Guinness swilling over the bar and the fiddlers beginning to fiddle…
    • There is no question of fiddling the figures here.
  • 2

    (tune) tocar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    don't fiddle! ¡deja eso!
    • to fiddle with sth
    • stop fiddling with the typewriter! deja de jugar con / de toquetear la máquina de escribir
    • he fiddled nervously with his tie jugueteaba nerviosamente con la corbata
    • Feeling strangely out of place, DJ fiddled with her fingers in her lap and looked around nervously.
    • A choreographer doesn't want to watch you fiddle with your hair or adjust your clothing.
    • Nervously, I fiddled with the ribbon sash on my straw hat.
    • ‘I prefer drawing,’ I offered, fiddling with my pencil a little.
    • Baret sat down on the bed beside Marta, who kept her face downcast and fiddled with the sheets nervously.
    • Gracelin looked at her finger nails while Edward fiddled with a wooden spoon left on the kitchen counter.
    • I laughed nervously and fiddled with the loops on my sweatshirt.
    • No one spoke for a moment as Delaney nervously fiddled with the strings of Keaton's sweatshirt again.
    • If his nervous demeanour - fiddling with his cigarette box, avoiding eye contact - rather belies his confidence with a camera, his work fortunately speaks for itself.
    • She nervously fiddled with the ties on her shirt.
    • ‘I'm a freak,’ he said, still fiddling with something in his hands.
    • She turned around, and fiddled with a fingernail.
    • Jack looked away from the man, unsettled by his strange green eyes, and fiddled with his papers nervously.
    • And that's why you shouldn't fiddle with your earrings.
    • He was sat at the end of the first row, his head down as he nervously fiddled with the straps on his back pack.
    • Clancy nervously fiddled with his jacket zipper.
    • People began to greet the two of them, and Cally fiddled with her hands nervously.
    • Jack nervously fiddled with the damp ends of the towel.
    • Amy says that, for her daughter's sake, she has to be careful and that she no longer drinks; she starts to fiddle with her gold hoop earrings.
    • Jack fidgeted restlessly, fiddling with the chocolate bar in his hand.
  • 2British informal

    hacer chanchullos informal
  • 3

    (play the violin)
    tocar el violín