intermeddle
intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English entermedlen, from Anglo-French entremeller, entremedler, from entre- inter- + medler to mix — more at meddle Date: 15th century to meddle impertinently and officiously and usually so as to interfere • intermeddler noun

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  • Intermeddle — In ter*med dle, v. i. [OE. entremedlen, entermellen, to mix together, OF. entremedler, entremeller, entremesler, F. entrem[^e]ler. See {Inter }, and {Meddle}.] To meddle with the affairs of others; to meddle officiously; to interpose or interfere …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intermeddle — In ter*med dle, v. t. To intermix; to mingle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Many other adventures are intermeddled. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intermeddle — index intercede, interfere, interpose, intervene, obtrude, tamper Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intermeddle — late 14c., from L. inter (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + Anglo Fr. medler (see MEDDLE (Cf. meddle) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • intermeddle — *meddle, interfere, tamper Analogous words: intrude, obtrude, butt in, interlope: entrench, encroach, *trespass, invade …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • intermeddle — [in΄tər med′ l] vi. intermeddled, intermeddling [ME entremedlen < Anglo Fr entremedler: see INTER & MEDDLE] to meddle in the affairs of others, esp. to do so officiously intermeddler n …   English World dictionary

  • intermeddle — |intə(r)+ verb Etymology: Middle English entermedlen, from Middle French entremedler, entremeller, entremesler, from Old French, from entre inter + medler, meller, mesler to mix more at meddle transitive verb 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • intermeddle — intermeddler, n. /in teuhr med l/, v.i., intermeddled, intermeddling. to take part in a matter, esp. officiously; meddle. [1350 1400; INTER + MEDDLE; r. ME entremedlen < AF entremedler, OF entremesler] * * * …   Universalium

  • intermeddle — verb /ˌɪntəˈmɛd(ə)l,ˌɪntɚˈmɛdəl/ To butt in, to interfere or . he felte a breeth that hym thought hit was entromedled with fyre, which smote hym so sore in the vysage that hym thought hit brente hys vysage [...]. Syn: butt in, meddle …   Wiktionary

  • intermeddle — Synonyms and related words: Paul Pry, arrest, bottle up, busybody, butt in, check, countercheck, curb, dam up, damp, dampen, delay, detain, encroach, entrench, fool, fool with, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, horn in, impede, inhibit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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