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verb [transitive] frame pronunciation in American English /freɪm/
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present tense
present participleframing
past tenseframed
past participleframed
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  1. 1
    [often passive] to put a picture or photograph in a frame
    That’s a nice photo – you ought to have it framed.
  2. 3
    to express something carefully in a particular way
    The judge instructed him to frame the question differently.
  3. 4
    to develop or make up something such as a plan or law
    Many people were involved in framing these proposals.
  4. 5
    literary to form a border around something
    Long red hair framed her smiling face.


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