Translation of fiddle in Spanish:


violín, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪd(ə)l//ˈfɪdl/


  • 1

    violín masculine
    as fit as a fiddle rebosante de salud
    • he's 78 and still as fit as a fiddle tiene 78 años y sigue rebosante de salud
    • to play second fiddle desempeñar un papel secundario
    • she grew up playing second fiddle to her sister creció a la sombra de / eclipsada por su hermana
  • 2Britishinformal

    chanchullo masculine informal
    a tax fiddle un chanchullo con los impuestos informal
    • they've worked a fiddle on their expenses han amañado los gastos
    • she's on the fiddle está metida en un chanchullo
  • 3

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

transitive verb

  • 1

    hacer chanchullos con British 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?
    • 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.
    • Peter Rook QC, prosecuting, said the elaborate fraud could not be described as ‘a cornershop fiddle.’
    • 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.
    • It has been alleged that the scam centres around cash fiddles at the large store, which is in Ocotal Way.
  • 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
  • 2Britishinformal

    hacer chanchullos informal
  • 3

    (play the violin)
    tocar el violín