Meaning of “frame-up” in the English Dictionary

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"frame-up" in British English

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frame-upnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfreɪm.ʌp/ us /ˈfreɪm.ʌp/ also set-up UK informal

a situation in which someone is made to seem guilty of a crime although they have not committed it:

The organization protested that it was the victim of a politically motivated frame-up.

(Definition of “frame-up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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