frown upon

{v. phr.} To look with disfavor upon somebody or something. * /Everybody in her family frowns upon her attachment to him./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • frown upon — index denounce (condemn), disparage, remonstrate, reproach, spurn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • frown upon — phrasal verb frown on or frown upon [transitive] Word forms frown on : present tense I/you/we/they frown on he/she/it frowns on present participle frowning on past tense frowned on past participle frowned on frown on someone/something to not… …   English dictionary

  • frown upon — frown (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To have or express an unfavorable opinion of: deprecate, disapprove, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, object. Idioms: hold no brief for, not go for, take a dim view of, take exception to. See LIKE …   English dictionary for students

  • frown upon — verb look disapprovingly upon (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑frown on • Hypernyms: ↑disapprove • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˈfrown ˌ …   Useful english dictionary

  • frown upon — or frown on PHRASAL VERB If something is frowned upon or is frowned on people disapprove of it. [be V ed P] This practice is frowned upon as being wasteful... [V P n (not pron)] Many teachers frown on such practices …   English dictionary

  • frown upon — verb To disapprove (of). Baiting fish is not illegal in this state, but strongly frowned upon. Syn: frown on, frown at …   Wiktionary

  • frown upon — {v. phr.} To look with disfavor upon somebody or something. * /Everybody in her family frowns upon her attachment to him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • frown\ upon — v. phr. To look with disfavor upon somebody or something. Everybody in her family frowns upon her attachment to him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • frown upon (to) —  Disapprove of …   American business jargon

  • frown upon somebody — ˈfrown on/upon sb/sth derived to disapprove of sb/sth • In her family, any expression of feeling was frowned upon. Main entry: ↑frownderived …   Useful english dictionary

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