pull a face
phrasal to make a face ; grimace

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pull a face — verb contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do • Syn: ↑grimace, ↑make a face • Derivationally related forms: ↑grimace (for: ↑grimace) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull a face — make/pull a face to show that you do not like something or someone by making an unpleasant expression. I hate pepperoni pizza! he said, making a face …   New idioms dictionary

  • pull a face — make a face …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pull a face — wrinkle your face, make a face    Lyle is 14, but he s still a boy. He pulls a face when he s upset …   English idioms

  • pull a face — verb To make an abnormal facial expression, either intentionally of because of an emotion. Syn: make a face …   Wiktionary

  • pull a face (at somebody) — pull/make ˈfaces/a ˈface (at sb) idiom to produce an expression on your face to show that you do not like sb/sth or in order to make sb laugh • What are you pulling a face at now? • Do you think it s funny to make faces behind my back? Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull faces face (at somebody) — pull/make ˈfaces/a ˈface (at sb) idiom to produce an expression on your face to show that you do not like sb/sth or in order to make sb laugh • What are you pulling a face at now? • Do you think it s funny to make faces behind my back? Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull a long face — To look dismal • • • Main Entry: ↑face …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull a wry face — ● wry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (pull) a long face — (pull, wear, etc.) a long ˈface idiom (to have) an unhappy or disappointed expression • He took one look at her long face and said ‘What s wrong?’ Main entry: ↑longidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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