stitch up


verb (tr, adverb)

to join or mend by means of stitches or sutures
slang
  1. to incriminate (someone) on a false charge by manufacturing evidence
  2. to betray, cheat, or defraud
slang to prearrange (something) in a clandestine manner

noun stitch-up

slang a matter that has been prearranged clandestinely

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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