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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trumped-up(a)(adj)

    concocted with intent to deceive

    "trumped-up charges"


  1. trumped-up(Adjective)

    Faked, fabricated or falsely manufactured. Usually in the phrase trumped-up charges referring to legal accusation made for illegitimate reasons.

  2. Origin: From the past participle form of the phrasal verb to trump up


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