Frame-up
Frame-up Frame"-up`, n. A conspiracy or plot for a malicious or evil purpose; especially, an act that incriminates a person on false evidence. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • frame-up — frame ups N COUNT A frame up is a situation where someone pretends that an innocent person has committed a crime by deliberately lying or inventing evidence. [INFORMAL] He was innocent and the victim of a frame up …   English 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

  • frame–up — / frām ˌəp/ n: an act or series of acts in which someone is framed Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • frame-up — n a plan to make someone seem guilty of a crime which they did not do = ↑set up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frame-up — ☆ frame up [frām′up΄ ] n. Informal 1. a falsifying of evidence, testimony, etc. to make an innocent person seem guilty 2. a surreptitious, underhanded, prearranged scheme …   English World dictionary

  • frame-up — frame ,up noun count INFORMAL a situation in which someone tries to make an INNOCENT person seem guilty of a crime, by lying or producing false evidence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frame-up — frame′ up n. inf a fraudulent incrimination of an innocent person …   From formal English to slang

  • frame-up — ► NOUN informal ▪ a conspiracy to incriminate someone falsely …   English terms dictionary

  • frame-up — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms frame up : singular frame up plural frame ups informal a situation in which someone tries to make an innocent person seem guilty of a crime, by lying or by producing false evidence …   English dictionary

  • frame-up — /fraym up /, n. Informal. a fraudulent incrimination of an innocent person. [1895 1900, Amer.; FRAME + UP, modeled on nominalizations of phrasal verbs, with up as perfective particle] * * * …   Universalium

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