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trumped–up

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adjective \ˈtrəm(p)t-ˈəp\

Simple Definition of trumped–up

  • : deliberately done or created to make someone appear to be guilty of a crime

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trumped–up

  1. :  fraudulently concocted :  spurious <trumped–up charges>

1728

First Known Use of trumped–up

1728


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