trumped-up

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Definition of trumped-up

: fraudulently concocted : spurious trumped-up charges

First Known Use of trumped-up

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trumped-up was in 1728

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“Trumped-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumped-up. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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trumped-up

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English Language Learners Definition of trumped-up

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

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