trumpedup

trumped-up

[truhmpt-uhp]
adjective
spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated: He was arrested on some trumped-up charge.

Origin:
1720–30; special use of trump1; see -ed2

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trumped-up

adjective
concocted with intent to deceive; "trumped-up charges" 
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