trumped-up charge

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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

  • 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

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

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

  • 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

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