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trumped-up

[ truhmpt-uhp ]
/ ˈtrʌmptˈʌp /
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adjective
spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated: He was arrested on some trumped-up charge.
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Origin of trumped-up

1720–30; special use of trump1; see -ed2
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