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Meaning of FRAME UP

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act that incriminates someone on a false charge
  2. [v]  construct by fitting or uniting parts together
 Synonyms: frames, setup
 See Also: build, construct, falsehood, falsification, make



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Frame"-up`\, n.
A conspiracy or plot, esp. for a malicious or evil purpose,
as to incriminate a person on false evidence. [Slang]

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