Let child tinker - the act of making some small changes to something, in an attempt to improve it or repair in a casual or desultory way, often to no useful effect. Why?
|synonyms:||try to mend/improve, work amateurishly on, fiddle with, play (about/around) with, toy with, trifle with, dally with, dabble with, potter about with, fool about/around with; More |
tamper with, interfere with, meddle with;
tinker at/with the edges of, adjust slightly;
informalmess about/around with, rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic;
informalmuck about/around with
"he spent hours tinkering with the car"