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English definition of “frame”

frame

verb [T]
 
 
/freɪm/
PICTURE to put something such as a picture into a frame: I'm going to frame this and put it on the wall.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
EDGE to form an edge to something in an attractive way: Dark hair framed her face.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
CRIME to intentionally make it seem as if someone is guilty of a crime: [often passive] He claimed he had been framed by the police.Blaming and accusingPlotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
EXPRESS formal to express something choosing your words carefully: I tried to frame a suitable reply.Announcing, informing and statingExpressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
(Definition of frame verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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