Definition of “frown on/upon sth” - English Dictionary

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“frown on/upon sth” in British English

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frown on/upon sth

phrasal verb with frown uk /fraʊn/ us /fraʊn/ verb [ I ]

C2 to disapprove of something:

Smoking is frowned upon in many societies.

(Definition of “frown on/upon sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)