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Meaning of INTERMEDDLE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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 improperly; to mix or meddle with.
    
          The practice of Spain hath been, by war and by
          conditions of treaty, to intermeddle with foreign
          states.                                  --Bacon.
    
    Syn: To interpose; interfere. See {Interpose}.
    
    
  2. \In`ter*med"dle\, v. t.
    To intermix; to mingle. [Obs.]
    
          Many other adventures are intermeddled.  --Spenser.
    
    
 
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