Med"dle` (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meddled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Meddling (?).] [OE. medlen to mix, OF. medler, mesler, F. meler, LL. misculare, a dim. fr. L. miscere to mix. See Mix, and cf. Medley, Mellay.]


To mix; to mingle.


More to know Did never meddle with my thoughts. Shak.


To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- a good sense.



Study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business. Tyndale.


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.


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Med"dle, v. t.

To mix; to mingle.



"Wine meddled with gall." Wyclif (Matt. xxvii. 34).


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