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Related to trump up: trump something up
a. often trumps A suit in card games that outranks all other suits for the duration of a hand.
b. A card of such a suit.
c. A trump card.
2. A key resource to be used at an opportune moment.
3. Informal A reliable or admirable person.
v. trumped, trump·ing, trumps
1. Games To take (a card or trick) with a trump.
2. To get the better of (an adversary or competitor, for example) by using a crucial, often hidden resource.
v.intr. GamesPhrasal Verb:
To play a trump.
To devise fraudulently: trumped up a charge of conspiracy.
[Alteration of triumph.]
[Middle English trompe, from Old French; see trumpet.]
(tr, adverb) to concoct or invent (a charge, accusation, etc) so as to deceive or implicate someone
vt sep → erfinden