Definition of frame-up in English:

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frame-up

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noun

[in singular] informal
A conspiracy to incriminate someone falsely: a police frame-up
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
trick, trap, deception, entrapment;
false charge, trumped-up charge
informal put-up job, fit-up, set-up

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