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See synonyms for frame-up on
  1. a fraudulent incrimination of an innocent person.

Origin of frame-up

1895–1900, Americanism;frame + up, modeled on nominalizations of phrasal verbs, with up as perfective particle

Words Nearby frame-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frame-up in a sentence

  • So it wasn't that the frame-up in itself was peculiar in this case; it was simply that it wasn't Sir Lewis Huntley's style.

    The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)

British Dictionary definitions for frame-up


  1. a conspiracy to incriminate someone on a false charge

  2. a plot to bring about a dishonest result, as in a contest

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