a scheme of deception that exploits or falsely incriminates someone, possibly leading to a false arrest; a setup: These allegations against the mayor are part of an outrageous stitch-up.
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How to use stitch-up in a sentence
In that way that was cathartic too, to sort of stitch up all those pieces and see how that is.
In fact, by the way he challenged my thoughts on the case, I thought perhaps he was aiming to stitch up the media.What It's Like to Watch Kate Beckinsale Play You in a Movie | Barbie Latza Nadeau | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then I writ with a pencil on the kiver these words, 'Please restore missin' buttons and stitch up holes.'Dixie Hart | Will N. Harben
She could not fit a bias to save her life; she could only stitch up a straight slant, and leave the rest to nature and fate.We Girls: A Home Story | Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
It may not be amiss to stitch up the wound, to keep the tow in, and let it remain forty-eight hours.
British Dictionary definitions for stitch up
to join or mend by means of stitches or sutures
to incriminate (someone) on a false charge by manufacturing evidence
to betray, cheat, or defraud
slang to prearrange (something) in a clandestine manner
slang a matter that has been prearranged clandestinely
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