Phrasal Verbs with 'Fiddle'

Fiddle about

Waste time doing silly things, or doing things unsuccessfully

Example: We spent the whole afternoon FIDDLING ABOUT with the computer but couldn't get it to work.

Fiddle around

Waste time doing silly things, or unsuccessful things

Example: I FIDDLED AROUND with the phone but couldn't get any signal.

Fiddle around

Make small movements with your hands

Example: He FIDDLED AROUND for something in his pockets.

Fiddle away

Waste time

Example: He FIDDLED AWAY the afternoon.