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"To hear what lies you could trump up," replied Kendal boldly.

Nowadays, it's as much as he can do to trump up henergy to let off a single damn.

I must trump up some business with the proprietor as an excuse for coming in.

I can trump up some excuse to mother about not staying all night with you, as I intended.

After all was said and done she could trump up an excuse if she was discovered.

At the same time, he had to trump up an objection to the flat.

Whatsoever falsehoods they were able to trump up, that worthy personage gathered up into one bundle.

Obsequious menials might even set the dogs at him, or trump up a charge against him and put him in jail.

So any ould thief, then, can trump up a charge against a man——can send him off to jail—before he can look around him!

Now what right have you trying to trump up something against that girl.

WORD ORIGIN

"playing card of a suit ranking above others," 1520s, alteration of triumph, name of a card game.

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