Meaning: to disapprove of something
- frown on sth Suzie's father frowned on the idea of her becoming a dancer, but her mother said she should do it if she was talented enough to succeed.
- be frowned on Long hair on boys is no longer banned in our school, though lots of teachers still frown on it.
When early rock-n-roll singers like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry first became popular with teenagers, many parents frowned on them. They thought the music was