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  • trump up — {v.} To make up (something untrue); invent in the mind. * /Every time Tom is late getting home he trumps up some new excuse./ * /The Russians were afraid he was a spy, so they arrested him on a trumped up charge and made him leave the country./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • trump up — {v.} To make up (something untrue); invent in the mind. * /Every time Tom is late getting home he trumps up some new excuse./ * /The Russians were afraid he was a spy, so they arrested him on a trumped up charge and made him leave the country./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • trump\ up — v To make up (something untrue); invent in the mind. Every time Tom is late getting home he trumps up some new excuse. The Russians were afraid he was a spy, so they arrested him on a trumped up charge and made him leave the country …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To trump up — Trump Trump, v. t. [F. tromper to deceive, in OF., to blow a trumpet, se tromper de to mock. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. To trick, or impose on; to deceive. [Obs.] To trick or trump mankind. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To impose unfairly; to palm …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trump — Trump, v. t. [F. tromper to deceive, in OF., to blow a trumpet, se tromper de to mock. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. To trick, or impose on; to deceive. [Obs.] To trick or trump mankind. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To impose unfairly; to palm off.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charge — I n. accusation 1) to bring, level, make a charge; to prefer, press charges 2) to concoct, cook up, fabricate, trump up a charge (they trumped up various charges against her) 3) to prove, substantiate a charge 4) to face a charge 5) to dismiss,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trump — trump1 [trump] n. [altered < TRIUMPH] 1. any playing card of a suit that ranks higher than any other suit during the playing of a hand: a trump can take any card of any other suit 2. [occas. pl., with sing. v.] a suit of trumps 3. any… …   English World dictionary

  • trump — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a playing card of a suit ranking above the others. 2 an advantage esp. involving surprise. 3 colloq. a a helpful or admired person. b Austral. & NZ a person in authority. v. 1 a tr. defeat (a card or its player) with a trump. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • charge — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 price asked for sth ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, high ▪ nominal, reasonable, small ▪ minimum ▪ fixed …   Collocations dictionary

  • trump something up — INVENT, make up, fabricate, concoct, contrive, manufacture, devise, hatch; fake, falsify; informal cook up. → trump * * * invent a false accusation or excuse they ve trumped up charges against her * * * ˌtrump sthˈup derived to make up a false… …   Useful english dictionary

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