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  • trumped-up — trumped′ up′ adj. spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated: arrested on some trumped up charge[/ex] • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • trumped-up — adjective concocted with intent to deceive trumped up charges • Similar to: ↑false * * * adj false, fabricated, fake, faked, falsified, invented, made up, untrue, bogus, cooked up, concocted, contrived, spurious COLLOQ. phoney ≠ genuine, real,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trumped up — 1. mod. heavily promoted; overly praised. □ I don’t care for trumped up stuff like that movie. □ That movie was so trumped up. I expected to see something much better than it turned out to be. 2. mod. made up; contrived. □ They put Larry in the… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • trumped-up — /trumpt up /, adj. spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated: He was arrested on some trumped up charge. [1720 30; special use of TRUMP1; see ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • trumped-up — adj. Trumped up is used with these nouns: ↑charge …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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

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

  • frame up — noun baseless charge, cabal, conspiracy, counterfeit evidence, faked charge, false charge, false evidence, false information, foul play, frame, hoax, intrigue, machination, perjured testimony, plant, trap, trickery, trumped up charge, trumped up… …   Law 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

  • 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

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