fruncir el ceño
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fruncir el ceño(
froon
-
seer
 
ehl
 
seh
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nyoh
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to frown
Mi papá frunció el ceño cuando le contesté a mi mamá.My dad frowned at me when I answered back to my mom.
b. to scowl
Marco frunció el ceño cuando el maestro nos pidió más tarea.Marco scowled when the teacher gave us more homework.
c. to knit one's brow
Teresa es bastante enojona y frunce el ceño todo el tiempo.Teresa is quite touchy and she knits her brow all the time.
d. to knit one's brows
Anabel frunció el ceño con incredulidad.Anabel knitted her brows in disbelief.
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