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Verb: stitch up
  1. [Brit] Take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    "The innocent man was stitched up by the police";
    - ensnare, entrap, frame, set up
  2. Fasten by sewing; do needlework
    - sew, run up, sew together, stitch
  3. Complete or arrange a deal, esp. to one's advantage

Derived forms: stitches up, stitched up

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