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frame

  
  ( frames    plural & 3rd person present)   ( framing    present participle)   ( framed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The frame of a picture or mirror is the wood, metal, or plastic that is fitted around it, especially when it is displayed or hung on a wall.  
Estelle kept a photograph of her mother in a silver frame on the kitchen mantelpiece., ...a pair of picture frames.     
2       n-count   The frame of an object such as a building, chair, or window is the arrangement of wooden, metal, or plastic bars between which other material is fitted, and which give the object its strength and shape.  
He supplied housebuilders with modern timber frames..., We painted our table to match the window frame in the bedroom.     
3       n-count   The frames of a pair of glasses are all the metal or plastic parts of it, but not the lenses.  
usu pl  
He was wearing new spectacles with gold wire frames.     
4       n-count   You can refer to someone's body as their frame, especially when you are describing the general shape of their body.  
oft poss N  
Their belts are pulled tight against their bony frames.     
5       n-count   A frame of cinema film is one of the many separate photographs that it consists of.  
Standard 8mm projects at 16 frames per second.     
6       verb   When a picture or photograph is framed, it is put in a frame.  
usu passive  
The picture is now ready to be mounted and framed...      be V-ed  
On the wall is a large framed photograph.      V-ed  
7       verb   If an object is framed by a particular thing, it is surrounded by that thing in a way that makes the object more striking or attractive to look at.  
usu passive  
The swimming pool is framed by tropical gardens...      be V-ed prep  
8       verb   If someone frames an innocent person, they make other people think that that person is guilty of a crime, by lying or inventing evidence.  
INFORMAL   I need to find out who tried to frame me...      V n  
9    If someone is in the framefor something such as a job or position, they are being considered for it.  
in the frame      phrase   (=in the running)  
We need a win to keep us in the frame for the title.     
10   
    cold frame  


climbing frame        ( climbing frames    plural  ) A climbing frame is a structure that has been made for children to climb and play on. It consists of metal or wooden bars joined together.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use jungle gym     
cold frame        ( cold frames    plural  ) A cold frame is a wooden frame with a glass top in which you grow small plants to protect them from cold weather.      n-count  
frame of mind        ( frames of mind    plural  ) Your frame of mind is the mood that you are in, which causes you to have a particular attitude to something.      n-count   usu sing, with supp  
Lewis was not in the right frame of mind to continue.     
frame of reference        ( frames of reference    plural  ) A frame of reference is a particular set of beliefs or ideas on which you base your judgment of things.      n-count   usu with supp  
We know we're dealing with someone with a different frame of reference.     
frame-up        ( frame-ups    plural  ) A frame-up is a situation where someone pretends that an innocent person has committed a crime by deliberately lying or inventing evidence.  
INFORMAL      n-count  
He was innocent and the victim of a frame-up.     
freeze-frame        ( freeze-frames    plural  ) A freeze-frame from a film is an individual picture from it, produced by stopping the film or video tape at that point.      n-count  
time frame        ( time frames    plural  ) The time frame of an event is the length of time during which it happens or develops.  
FORMAL      n-count   (=timescale)  
The time frame within which all this occurred was from September 1985 to March 1986...     
window frame        ( window frames    plural  ) A window frame is a frame around the edges of a window, which glass is fixed into.      n-count  
Zimmer frame     ( Zimmer frames    plural  ) A Zimmer frame or a Zimmer is a frame that old or ill people sometimes use to help them walk.  
  (BRIT)   ®       n-count  
in AM, use walker     
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n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
exp.
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
adj.
brought into servitude; slave to someone
n.
someone who works as a dishwasher
[Slang]
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
n.
endearment phrase used for someone we find sweet
[Fam.] syn.: sweetie, pumpkin, cutie, cutesy pie
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
n.
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
exp.
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
exp.
caressing someone by touching his/her skin with the eyelashes
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
v.
to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.
n.
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event

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