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1‘I don't want him meddling in our affairs’
interfere, butt in, intrude, intervene, interlope, pry, poke, nose, busybody, interpose, obtrude, thrust
informal stick one's nose in, horn in, muscle in, snoop, put one's oar in, stick one's oar in, mess with
North American informal kibitz
mind one's own business
2‘you have no right to come in here meddling with my things’
fiddle, interfere, tamper, tinker, monkey
handle without permission, touch without permission, finger
informal dick around
British informal muck about, muck around
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