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accusation noun

ADJ. serious | false, groundless, unfounded, unjust, wild | bitter | mutual They sank into mutual accusation and incrimination. | public | veiled She made a lot of thinly veiled accusations. | renewed, repeated

VERB + ACCUSATION level at, make an accusation frequently levelled at junior doctors | face Their father now faces an accusation of murder. | deny, dismiss, refute, reject | prove, support New evidence has emerged which supports the accusation against her.

ACCUSATION + VERB fly about/around There seem to be a lot of wild accusations flying around.

PREP. amid ~s He fled the country amid accusations of fraud. | ~ against You made a public accusation of misconduct against Nigel.

PHRASES bring an accusation against sb She rejected all the accusations brought against her.