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frownverb [ I ]

uk /fraʊn/ us /fraʊn/

C2 to bring your eyebrows together so that there are lines on your face above your eyes to show that you are annoyed or worried:

She frowned at me, clearly annoyed.
He frowned as he read the instructions, as if puzzled.

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frown
noun [ C ] uk us

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C2

"Leave me alone!" she said with a frown.

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(Definition of “frown” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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frownverb [ I ]

us /frɑʊn/

to bring your eyebrows together so that lines appear on your face above your eyes, in an expression of anger, disapproval, or worry:

For a moment he had frowned and looked annoyed.
frown
noun [ C ] us /frɑʊn/

Pierre’s mouth tightened with a small frown.

(Definition of “frown” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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What of future chairmen who choose to interpret these rules as they see fit, to frown upon dissent and to suppress it?