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English definition of “frown on/upon sth”

frown on/upon sth

phrasal verb with frown     /fraʊn/ verb [I]
to think that something is wrong and that you should not do it: [often passive] Smoking is frowned upon in many public places.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of frown on/upon sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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