Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

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frown /fraun/
  • danh từ
    • sự cau mày, nét cau mày
    • vẻ nghiêm nghị; vẻ tư lự
    • vẻ khó chịu; vẻ không tán thành
    • sự khắc nghiệt
      • the frowns of fortune: những sự khắc nghiệt của số mệnh
  • nội động từ
    • cau mày, nhăn mặt
      • to frown at somebody: cau mày với ai, nhăn mặt với ai
    • không bằng lòng, không đồng ý, không tán thành
      • to frown at (on, upon) something: không bằng lòng việc gì
    • có vẻ buồn thảm (sự vật)
    • ngoại động từ
      • cau mày
        • to frown defiance: cau mày tỏ vẻ bất chấp
        • to frown somebody [down] into silence: cau mày nhìn ai bắt phải im
    Concise Dictionary
    +a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
    +look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 scowl, glower, glare, knit one's brows, grimace, give a dirty look, Brit lour or lower, US lower:
    Don't frown so much or you'll get wrinkles.
    2 frown on or upon. disapprove (of), (look on or regard or view with) disfavour, discountenance, look down on or upon, look askance at, not take kindly to, not think much of, look disapprovingly upon, Colloq take a dim view of, be turned off by:
    My parents frown on my seeing you.
    3 scowl, glower, glare, grimace, dirty look, Brit lour or lower, US lower:
    Her forehead is always furrowed by a frown.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    ~ (at sb/sth) to make a serious, angry or worried expression by bringing your EYEBROWS closer together so that lines appear on your forehead: [V] What are you frowning at me for? + She frowned with concentration. [also V speech]
    Phrasal Verbs: frown on / upon sb/sth to disapprove of sb/sth: In her family, any expression of feeling was frowned upon.
    + noun [usually sing.] a serious, angry or worried expression on a person's face that causes lines on their forehead: A small frown creased her forehead. + She looked up with a puzzled frown on her face. + a slight frown of disapproval / concentration
    Collocation Dictionary


    deep, heavy | faint, quick, slight, small, tiny | puzzled, thoughtful, worried | angry, black, fierce, grim, warning | deepening


    The boy gave a small frown.
    | wear
    She wore a worried frown.
    | crease into, pucker into, wrinkle in
    Her face creased into a frown.
    | be drawn/draw together in
    His brows drew together in a frown.


    deepen, grow darker/deeper
    Her frown grew deeper at the memory.
    | crease sth
    Her frown creased her forehead.
    | marr sth
    A frown marred his handsome features.
    | cross sth, touch sth
    A frown crossed her brow.




    with a ~ | ~ of
    a frown of concentration/disapproval/puzzlement


    a frown in your eyes
    He looked at her with a puzzled frown in his eyes.
    | a frown on your face



    darkly, deeply, heavily, sharply | slightly | impatiently | thoughtfully
    She studied the letter, frowning thoughtfully.


    She turned and frowned at him.
    | in
    He looked at the coded message, frowning in concentration.
    | with
    He frowned with annoyance.

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