adjective Date: 1728 fraudulently concocted ; spurious <
trumped-up charges

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  • trumped-up — [ trʌmpt ʌp ] adjective deliberately made up in order to connect someone with a crime: trumped up charges/evidence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 — [adj] false bogus, concocted, cooked up*, deceitful, dishonest, fabricated, fake, falsified, fictitious, fishy, framed, fraudulent, imaginary, incorrect, invalid, invented, lying, made up, misleading, phony, sham, unfounded, unsound, untrue;… …   New thesaurus

  • trumped-up — [trumpt′up′] adj. fraudulently devised or concocted; false …   English World dictionary

  • trumped up — index colorable (specious), ill founded, lying, unfounded, untrue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trumped-up — index fictitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — UK US trump up sth/trump sth up Phrasal Verb with trump({{}}/trʌmp/ verb [T] ► to give or use false information so that someone will be accused of doing something wrong and punished: »The accusation, she said, was trumped up in order to get rid… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — adjective trumped up charges/evidence etc false information that has been used to make someone seem guilty of a crime: Dissidents were routinely arrested on trumped up charges …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

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