Definition of trumped-up in English:

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Invented as an excuse or a false accusation: he was arrested on trumped-up charges a trumped-up story
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  • Dozens of opposition leaders have been arrested on trumped-up charges.
  • Each time he was booked, he said, on trumped-up charges of disorderly conduct.
  • The trumped-up charges hung over his head for several years.
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