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Verb: stitch up
  1. Fasten, join or repair by sewing
    - sew, run up, sew together, stitch
     
  2. [Brit, informal] Make someone get in trouble by setting a trap or planting false or deliberately misleading evidence
    "The innocent man was stitched up by the police";
    - ensnare, entrap, frame, set up [informal], fit up [Brit, informal]
     
  3. [informal] Complete or arrange a deal, esp. to one's advantage
Noun: stitch-up
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. A plan to make someone appear guilty of a crime by planting false evidence
    - fit-up [Brit, informal]
     
  2. A situation that has been rigged to someone's advantage

Derived forms: stitches up, stitched up, stitch-ups

Type of: cozen [literary], deceive, delude, fasten, fix, lead on, secure

Encyclopedia: Stitch up