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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 med·dle /ˈmɛdḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Med·dle, v. t. To mix; to mingle. [Obs.]
    =\“Wine meddled with gall.”\=   --Wyclif (Matt. xxvii. 34).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Med·dle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meddled p. pr. & vb. n. Meddling ]
 1. To mix; to mingle. [Obs.]
 More to know
 Did never meddle with my thoughts.   --Shak.
 2. To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- in a good sense. [Obs.]
    Study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business.   --Tyndale.
 3. To interest or engage one's self unnecessarily or impertinently, to interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs; specifically, to handle or distrub another's property without permission; -- often followed by with or in.
    Why shouldst thou meddle to thy hurt?   --2 Kings xiv. 10.
    The civil lawyers . . . have meddled in a matter that belongs not to them.   --Locke.
 To meddle and make, to intrude one's self into another person's concerns. [Archaic]
 Syn: -- To interpose; interfere; intermeddle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere
          unwantedly; "Don't meddle in my affairs!" [syn: tamper]