Share this entry
frame-up Line breaks: frame-up

Definition of frame-up in English:


[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.
trick, trap, deception, entrapment;
false charge, trumped-up charge
informal put-up job, fit-up, set-up
Definition of frame-up in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words