frown at

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.
See also: frown
References in classic literature ?
He bent down so low to frown at his boots, that he was able to rub the calves of his legs in the pause he made.
All that roaming doesn't make for much drama since it's rarely hard to guess what's going to happen next in a place full of small-minded bigots who frown at Emily's unplanned pregnancy and her interracial friendship with Wilma.