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frame (one)

To manipulate a situation so that an innocent person appears to have committed a crime (so that the actual criminal can avoid blame or detection). A: "They're framing me, officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!" B: "Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?"
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frame

1. tv. to cause an innocent person to be blamed for a crime; to contrive evidence so that someone appears to be guilty. (Originally underworld.) Jimmy tried to frame his sister for painting the cat yellow.
2. and frame-up and frameup n. a scheme where an innocent person is made to take the blame for something; incrimination caused by contrived evidence. (Underworld.) The frame-up would have worked if it weren’t for one little thing.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He won frame one 86 (47)-62, took the next 93-74, lost the third 59-76 and then ended by claiming the fourth 89 (57)-68 to emerge a deserving winner.
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"The decision to attach an ideological label to a think tank when reporting a controversy," argues Dunham, "allows the reporter to frame one perspective as driven by an ideological/ partisan agenda rather than the conclusion of a neutral or disinterested study." Six of the most cited think tanks were pigeonholed as conservative, including the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution.
Richard opened up with a 73, missing the last red in frame one.
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A 55 helped Higgins take frame one of his second-round match yesterday and he went 2-0 up with a 65.
The world number 23, surprisingly, has yet to make a century break in the tournament but runs of 40 and 50 in frame one and 76 in frame three helped him to a 3-1 lead at the interval.