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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?"
See also: frame

frame (someone) for (something)

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 for this crime, officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!" B: "Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?"
See also: for, frame

frame (something) in (something)

1. Literally, to place something within a frame. I think you should frame your diploma in this gold one—it suits our décor more.
2. To state something in a particular manner or with a particular focus. He framed his comments on the novel in the context of postcolonialism. If you want Molly to be receptive to your remarks, be sure to frame them in a kind way.
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frame out

To construct a building's fundamental structure (also called a "frame"). A noun or pronoun can be used between "frame" and "out." How long do you think it will take the construction crew to frame out the building.
See also: frame, out

frame up

1. To put something, such as a photograph or painting, in a frame. A noun or pronoun can be used between "frame" and "up." I wanted to frame the portrait up in something really classy, like mahogany or walnut. We spent the day framing up posters and artwork to sell at the convention.
2. To construct the frame of a wall or building. A noun or pronoun can be used between "frame" and "up." We framed up the barn on the weekend, and we'll spend the next couple weeks finishing the rest of the work. There's plenty of space to add a new wall down the middle of the room. We'll just need to frame it up and start putting up drywall.
3. To falsely incriminate someone for some crime or wrongdoing, as by planting evidence or giving false testimony. A noun or pronoun can be used between "frame" and "up." He had always maintained that the police had framed him up, but no one believed him. The gang framed up the accountant so he would take the fall for the murder.
See also: frame, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

frame something out

to build the basic wood structure of a building, such as a house. The carpenters, working fast, framed the whole house out in a day. They framed out the house.
See also: frame, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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