framing


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frame (something) in (something)

1. Literally, to place something within a frame. I think you should frame your diploma in this gold one—it suits our décor more.
2. To state something in a particular manner or with a particular focus. He framed his comments on the novel in the context of postcolonialism. If you want Molly to be receptive to your remarks, be sure to frame them in a kind way.
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frame out

To construct a building's fundamental structure (also called a "frame"). A noun or pronoun can be used between "frame" and "out." How long do you think it will take the construction crew to frame out the building.
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frame (one)

To manipulate a situation so that an innocent person appears to have committed a crime (so that the actual criminal can avoid blame or detection). A: "They're framing me, officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!" B: "Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?"
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frame (someone) for (something)

To manipulate a situation so that an innocent person appears to have committed a crime (so that the actual criminal can avoid blame or detection). A: "They're framing me for this crime, officer, I swear! I would never go to a seedy place like that!" B: "Oh yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints there?"
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frame something out

to build the basic wood structure of a building, such as a house. The carpenters, working fast, framed the whole house out in a day. They framed out the house.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The following discussion of framing is based on Entman's article.
The generational equity debate: A progressive framing of a conservative issue.
The senior rights movement: Framing the policy debate in America.