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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    • For his troubles, he was sentenced to 28 years in prison on trumped-up charges.
    • He was sent to prison for five years on a trumped-up income tax charge.
    • The company sacked 26 workers on trumped-up charges after they returned to work on May 14.

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