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

 tam·per /ˈtæmpɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tamp·er n.
 1. One who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed.
 2. An instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tam·per v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tampered p. pr. & vb. n. Tampering.]
 1. To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease.
    'T is dangerous tampering with a muse.   --Roscommon.
 2. To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing.
 3. To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery.
 Others tampered
 For Fleetwood, Desborough, and Lambert.   --Hudibras.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe
          bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.) [syn: tamp, tamping
      v 1: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or
           dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my
           desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts" [syn: fiddle,
      2: intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere
         unwantedly; "Don't meddle in my affairs!" [syn: meddle]