frame-up

[ freym-uhp ]
/ ˈfreɪmˌʌp /

noun Informal.

a fraudulent incrimination of an innocent person.

Nearby words

  1. frame line,
  2. frame of mind,
  3. frame of reference,
  4. frame saw,
  5. frame story,
  6. framepack,
  7. frameshift,
  8. frameshift mutation,
  9. framework,
  10. framing

Origin of frame-up

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

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British Dictionary definitions for frame-up

frame-up

noun slang

a conspiracy to incriminate someone on a false charge
a plot to bring about a dishonest result, as in a contest
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