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British Dictionary definitions for stitch up

stitch up

verb (tr, adverb)
  1. to join or mend by means of stitches or sutures
  2. slang
    1. to incriminate (someone) on a false charge by manufacturing evidence
    2. to betray, cheat, or defraud
  3. slang to prearrange (something) in a clandestine manner
noun stitch-up
  1. slang a matter that has been prearranged clandestinely
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