WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
frown /fraʊn/USA pronunciation v. 
  1. to wrinkle the forehead, such as when one is displeased or in deep thought: [no object]She frowned when I gave the wrong answer.[+ at + object]She frowned at the dog.
  2. frown on or upon, [+ on/upon + object] to look on disapprovingly:frowned on my idea to buy new computers because of the cost.

n. [countable]
  • a disapproving look or expression on the face;
    scowl.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    frown /fraʊn/ vb
    1. (intransitive) to draw the brows together and wrinkle the forehead, esp in worry, anger, or concentration
    2. (intr; followed by on or upon) to have a dislike (of); look disapprovingly (upon)
    3. (transitive) to express (worry, etc) by frowning
    n
    1. the act of frowning
    2. a show of dislike or displeasure
    Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French froigner, of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ffroen nostril, Middle Breton froan

    ˈfrowner n ˈfrowningly adv



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