English - Vietnamese Dictionary
frown /fraun/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- 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
- 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
+a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
+look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
Advanced English 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.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
~ (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
deep, heavy | faint, quick, slight, small, tiny | puzzled, thoughtful, worried | angry, black, fierce, grim, warning | deepening
VERB + FROWN
The boy gave a small frown.
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.
FROWN + VERB
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.
FROWN + NOUN
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 faceverb
darkly, deeply, heavily, sharply | slightly | impatiently | thoughtfully
She studied the letter, frowning thoughtfully.
She turned and frowned at him.
He looked at the coded message, frowning in concentration.
He frowned with annoyance.
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