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Definitions for trumped-up

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trumped-up in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trumped-up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mohamed ElMessiry:

    The Egyptian government tends to charge and arrest lawyers on trumped-up charges with the sole purpose of preventing them from working on critical cases.

  2. Christine Matthews:

    You'd have to work really hard to connect the dots between what Trump's lawyer said, which was ridiculous, and Republicans, i think -- excuse the pun -- that would be a trumped up story. That would be somewhat manufactured.

  3. David Curry:

    Things are getting more and more difficult in Sudan for Christians, this case in particular, we feel the charges are trumped up. These are just good citizens practicing their Christian faith, but the Sudanese government is using any tactic they can to push Christianity out of the market place and out of daily life, and unfortunately they are having some success.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    This does put a lid on the nuclear program, but we still have a lot of concern about the bad behavior and the actions by Iran which remains the largest state sponsor of terrorism which does go after and undermine governments in the region, that poses an existential threat to Israel, that unfairly, unlawfully confines and tries Americans on trumped up charges, that bad behavior is something we have to address.

Images & Illustrations of trumped-up

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