raised an eyebrow


raised an eyebrow
lifted an eyebrow in an expression of surprise or disapproval

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • raised — [ reızd ] adjective * 1. ) a raised area is higher than the area around it: The larger goods are displayed on raised platforms. The floor in the middle of the room is slightly raised. a ) if part of your body is raised, it is higher than the rest …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eyebrow — noun ⇨ See also ↑brow ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, thick ▪ thin ▪ bushy, shaggy ▪ plucked, shaped …   Collocations dictionary

  • eyebrow — [[t]a͟ɪbraʊ[/t]] eyebrows 1) N COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N Your eyebrows are the lines of hair which grow above your eyes. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If something causes you to raise an eyebrow or to raise your eyebrows, it causes you to feel surprised… …   English dictionary

  • raised */ — UK [reɪzd] / US adjective 1) a) a raised area is higher than the area around it The larger goods are displayed on raised platforms. The floor in the middle of the room is slightly raised. b) if part of your body is raised, it is higher than the… …   English dictionary

  • eyebrow */*/ — UK [ˈaɪˌbraʊ] / US noun [countable] Word forms eyebrow : singular eyebrow plural eyebrows the line of hair above an eye He has very bushy eyebrows. • raise your eyebrows there were raised eyebrows …   English dictionary

  • raised — adj. Raised is used with these nouns: ↑arm, ↑bed, ↑blood pressure, ↑cholesterol, ↑edge, ↑expectation, ↑eyebrow, ↑floor, ↑mole, ↑platform, ↑terrace, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • eyebrow — eye|brow [ aı,brau ] noun count ** the line of hair above an eye: He has very bushy eyebrows. raise your eyebrows to make your eyebrows go higher, for example because you are surprised: He raised his eyebrows in disbelief. there were raised… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • raised eyebrow — /reɪzd ˈaɪbraʊ/ (say rayzd uybrow) noun an expression of slightly shocked surprise: that dress will cause raised eyebrows …   Australian English dictionary

  • eyebrow — eye|brow [ˈaıbrau] n 1.) the line of hair above your eye ▪ thick bushy eyebrows 2.) raise your eyebrows to move your eyebrows upwards in order to show surprise or disapproval ▪ Really? she said, raising her eyebrows. ▪ This decision caused a few… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • there were raised eyebrows — phrase used for saying that people are shocked or surprised by something Thesaurus: feeling surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry: eyebrow …   Useful english dictionary


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