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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of trump.

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Examples

  • He also said he was unaware of any of the women receiving settlements over the claims, which he described as "trumped up".

    Herman Cain dismisses sexual harassment claims as 'witch hunt'

  • And when they came to arrest Sid on what he termed a trumped-up charge he reached for his gun.

    Blue Ridge Country

  • Coleman beat the state's case against him; which he describes as a trumped up set of charges for smuggling cigarettes into the prison.

    Salem-News.com

  • Yukos shareholders characterized the $100 billion as the estimated value of Yukos in 2007 when it was finally disbanded, had the Russian government not opened a prosecutorial assault on what they called trumped-up tax evasion charges that caused its stock price to collapse three years earlier.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Yukos shareholders characterized the $100 billion as the estimated value of Yukos in 2007 when it was finally disbanded, had the Russian government not opened a prosecutorial assault on what they called trumped-up tax evasion charges that caused its stock price to collapse three years earlier.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In 1969, Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trumped them all by landing on the moon as part of the Apollo program.

    To Be American: Part One - The Frontiersmen | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • Nationalism, in short, trumped socialism, and war was nationalism's most powerful expression.

    A Battlefield Goes Quiet

  • This energy bill should be a lightning rod for the Democrats, an opportunity to stand up and fight the way that the GOP did their bidding yesterday and once again trumped the rules and flexed their corrupt muscles.

    Think Progress » Still in charge.

  • The wicked-witch expression trumped human anger every time.

    Arcane Circle

  • The wicked-witch expression trumped human anger every time.

    Arcane Circle

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