trump up
transitive verb Date: 1695 1. to concoct especially with intent to deceive ; fabricate, invent 2. archaic to cite as support for an action or claim

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  • trump up — verb invent (Freq. 1) trump up charges • Syn: ↑concoct • Derivationally related forms: ↑concoction (for: ↑concoct) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

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  • trump up — verb a) to create falsely, to fabricate (particularly applied to accusations, (legal) charges or evidence). His electoral campaign to date has included attempts to trump up criminal charges against his opponents. b) Heavily publicise, promote or… …   Wiktionary

  • trump up — phr verb Trump up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑charge …   Collocations 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

  • 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

  • trump up — make up, invent in the mind He was arrested on trumped up charges of selling illegal CDs …   Idioms and examples

  • trump up — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. fabricate, fashion out of whole cloth. See deception. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. think up, devise, concoct, contrive, present fraudulent evidence, misrepresent, falsify; see also deceive , lie 1 …   English dictionary for students

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