noun[in singular] informal
A conspiracy to falsely incriminate someone.
- So far we don't have sufficient evidence to decide whether he committed a crime or whether it was a frame-up or a political conspiracy.
- The disclosure of more details will let the public know that he really committed the offence with indisputable evidence and there were no elements of a frame-up or political conspiracy.
- When he witnesses yet another murder being committed by his client, intimidation, kidnapping, and a vicious frame-up conspire to try to keep him from telling what he knows.
trick, trap, entrapment
informal put-up job, setup
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