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frown on
frown upon verb + preposition + object
  • that sort of thing is frowned upon
    eso está muy mal visto
    their relationship was frowned on by her parents her superiors frowned on her methods
    sus métodos no contaban con la aprobación de sus superiores
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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.