English to Afrikaans Meaning :: tinker

Tinker :
peuter
- peutertinkeredtinkerergeknutselTinkers
 

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Noun(1) a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts(2) formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy(3) small mackerel found nearly worldwide
Verb(1) do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly(2) work as a tinker or tinkerer(3) try to fix or mend

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(1) The more confident tinker may find sport in discharging large capacitors with a well insulated screwdriver (always use an old or borrowed one as this can result in quite nasty pitting of the tip).(2) And one person described Gaelic as ÔÇÿthe tinker 's language ÔÇÖ, so that there's obviously some sort of snobbery about the language going on there.(3) Fresh from the day's rehearsals as Hester Swane, the tinker 's daughter whom she will play for 14 weeks at Wyndhams Theatre, in the West End, Hunter explains the appeal of treading the boards.(4) So this week we salute Valentine: tinker , tailor, soldier, priest and, above all, patron saint of card manufacturers.(5) The old tinker took a stick of solder from a bag at his side and laid its tip against where the edges of the tube and the circle met.(6) It was in this location that a tinker 's body was once found, giving the place the name of the ÔÇÿMurder HoleÔÇÖ.(7) Christopher Sly, a drunken old tinker , is conned into watching The Taming of the Shrew as it is presented by a company of players.(8) Finally, she was joined by an old bearded tinker who had come down to the shore with his heavy canvas bag of tradesman's tools.(9) This week, one of his past works, Petra - the story of a soldier, a witch and a tinker helping a young woman to explain to her son why he is now a ghost - is revisited as part of the Glasgow West End Festival.(10) I had a brief tinker with my blog template earlier, really to just try and figure out which lines relate to which part of the screen.(11) While the motion was tinkered with, the decision was made to reject the draft plan.(12) More than mere tinkerers , record-breakers push the world of possibility beyond the borders of perceived reality.(13) In Scotland and Ireland gypsies were often called tinkers because of their similar wandering life-style.(14) The tinkers live by mending pots and pans, telling fortunes and selling horses and ponies at the various fairs throughout the country.(15) The gypsies or tinkers as they were better known walked around the fair the whole day trying to sell ponnies, strainers and tin cans to reluctant buyers.(16) And just across the waters of the Flash at Aspull Common a similar number of tinkers have moved in with their lorries, vans and caravans using their camp as a base for carrying out driveway laying and paving work in the area.
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(1) tinker ::
peuter
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Noun
Verb
2. fiddle with ::
viool met
3. adjust ::
pas
4. fix ::
los
5. try to mend ::
probeer om te herstel
6. play about with ::
speel oor met
7. fool with ::
fool met
8. futz with ::
futz met
9. tamper with ::
peuter met
10. interfere with ::
inmeng met
11. mess about with ::
gemors oor met
12. meddle with ::
meng met
Different Forms
tinker, tinkered, tinkerer, tinkerers, tinkering, tinkers
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