Please consider the scenario below and let me know which choice fits in the blank and which doesn't and why (I think these two verbs mean the same in this sense and can be interchanged here):
- Convict) They're........., officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!
Officer) Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?
a. framing me
b. setting me up
Bringing up this question, I want to know how these two verbs differ from each other?
To frame someone:
to deliberately make someone seem guilty of a crime when they are not guilty, by lying to the police or in a court of law.
SYN set up.
To set someone up:
To make it look like someone is guilty of some crime or wrongdoing: