trump up

trumped up; trumping up; trumps up

Definition of trump up

transitive verb

1 : to concoct especially with intent to deceive : fabricate, invent
2 archaic : to cite as support for an action or claim

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Examples of trump up in a Sentence

a wife who was always trumping up little projects for her husband to do around the house

First Known Use of trump up

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trump up was in 1695

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to spread as a report or rumor

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