take a dim view of

Definition of take a dim view of

  1. :  to disapprove of (something) She takes a dim view of their behavior.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  emitting or having a limited or insufficient amount of light

    :  dull, lusterless

    :  lacking pronounced, clear-cut, or vigorous quality or character

  1. :  to make dim or lusterless

    :  to reduce the light from

    :  to become dim

  1. :  dusk, dimness

    :  low beam

  1. : dimension

    : diminished

    : diminuendo

viewplay
  1. :  extent or range of vision :  sight

    :  the act of seeing or examining :  inspection

    :  survey

  1. :  to look at attentively :  scrutinize, observe

    :  see, watch

    :  to look on in a particular light :  regard


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