frame-up

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frame-up

(frām′ŭp′)
n. Informal
1. A scheme to incriminate an innocent person.
2. A contest or deliberation the outcome of which is fraudulently prearranged.

frame-up

n
1. a conspiracy to incriminate someone on a false charge
2. a plot to bring about a dishonest result, as in a contest

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n.
a fraudulent incrimination of an innocent person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frame-up - an act that incriminates someone on a false charge
falsehood, falsification - the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting

frame-up

noun (Slang) false charge, set-up (slang), fabrication, fit-up (slang), trumped-up charge, put-up job He was innocent and the victim of a frame-up.
Translations

frame-up

[ˈfreɪmʌp] Ntrampa f, montaje m (para incriminar a algn)
it's a frame-upaquí hay trampa, esto es un montaje

frame-up

[ˈfreɪmˌʌp] n (fam) → montatura
References in classic literature ?
I'm not sayin' nothing about book-makers an' frame-ups that sometimes happen.
We also discovered that a lot of their crimes were born out of frame-ups and their fight for survival.
Bucking up his workers, Hussain asked them to repose full trust in him as, according to him, the cases he was facing in London were merely frame-ups, which were bound to go nowhere.
The overall story is both inspiring and distressing: inspiring in showing the people's capacity to run their own communities without rulers and distressing in the measures taken by rulers - including arrests, frame-ups, beatings and shootings - to repress the movement.
The focus on TV soap operas has given way to an incredible tale of alleged intrigue, deceit and frame-ups, lighting up the dark recesses of corruption in the police, the judiciary and public administration.
We weren't spared anything: child abductions and murders, police brutality, frame-ups and corruption.