Meaning of “trump sth up” in the English Dictionary

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"trump sth up" in British English

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trump sth up

phrasal verb with trump uk /trʌmp/ us /trʌmp/ verb [ T ]

to accuse someone of something they have not done in order to have an excuse for punishing that person

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