Tamper with – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

January 17, 2012 by Angela

1. To tamper with something is to touch or change something without permission.

Examples of use:

a) The lock on my drawer has been tampered with and some of my files have gone.

b) He went to prison for tampering with the brakes of his neighbour’s car.

c) The cricket player was accused of tampering with the ball.

d) Who has tampered with the heating controls?

2. To tamper with something is to attempt to manipulate or influence something in a dishonest or corrupt way..

Examples of use:

a) The police officer was accused of tampering with the evidence at the crime scene.

b) He tampered with the jury.

c) The scientists tampered with their research findings in order to gain wealth and fame.

infinitive
tamper with
present simple
tamper with and tampers with
-ing form
tampering with
past simple
tampered with
past participle
tampered with

Can you write an example sentence using this phrasal verb?

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