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frown upon

To show one's disapproval of something. I just know my mother frowns upon my decision to go to a state school. Please stop frowning upon my choice and support me!
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frown at someone or something

to scowl at someone or something. Please don't frown at me. I didn't do anything. Frank frowned at the dog and gave it a kick.
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frown on someone or something

to disapprove of someone or something; to show displeasure or disapproval of someone or something. The Internal Revenue Service frowns on tax cheaters. Aunt Clara always seemed to frown on my cousin for some reason.
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frown on something

to disapprove of something You can wear jeans, but I think the restaurant frowns on shorts and sneakers.
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frown on

Regard with disapproval or distaste, as in Pat frowns on bad language. this idiom transfers the disapproving facial expression to the thought it expresses. [Late 1500s]
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frown on

or frown upon
v.
To disapprove of something: The administration frowns on late submissions of the required forms. My parents frown upon loud music.
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Minimizes appearance of forehead wrinkles and frown lines formation, through the increase syntheses of structural proteins (endogenous collagen, elastin, and fibronectin)
We chose to manipulate Zygomaticus major and Corrugator supercilii activity by asking participants to smile or frown.
Banishing frown lines with Botox can indeed have social repercussions, says Nicolas Vermeulen, a psychologist at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.
Building on that research, graduate student David Havas of the University of Wisconsin-Madison decided to study people who had received Botox treatments that paralysed one pair of their corrugator muscles, which cause the forehead to constrict into a frown.
So the name 'Whinging Pom Eggs' seemed to fit an egg printed with a miserable frown.
When the person tries to frown they can't," says Rebecca.
But dermatologists say the pricey potion is more likely to cause frown lines when women realise it does little more than the pounds 20 pots on the high street
I see the frown on the parent's face when he says his son is majoring in "liberal arts.
Fifteen-year-old mortgage brokerage ESI will benefit greatly frown the immediate conversion to mortgage banker, the extensive product mix and more competitive pricing advantages that ABFS will deliver in this all cash and secured note transaction.
He frowned a big frown and walked to the back of the bus.
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved injections of Botox, the toxin that causes botulism food poisoning, "to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
When the FDA approved Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Cosmetic) to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines last April, it was the first time most Americans had ever heard the word "Botox".
According to The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, while Botox can temporarily reduce or remove frown lines, it could cause eyelid or eyebrow drooping, double vision, reduced blinking, and corneal ulceration.