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make a face(at someone) and make faces (at someone)
1. to show a funny or distorted expression to someone in ridicule. Mother, Billy made a face at me! The teacher sent Jane to the principal for making a face in class.
2. to attempt to communicate to someone through facial gestures, usually an attempt to say "no" or "stop." I started to tell John where I was last night, but Bill made a face so I didn't. John made a face at me as I was testifying, so I avoided telling everything.
make a face (at somebody/something)also make faces (at somebody/something)
to change the expression on your face to show dislike or get attention She made a face like she'd eaten a lemon. The child was making faces, and I wanted to laugh.
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.
make a face
Grimace, distort the facial features, as in The teacher told Joan to stop making faces at Mary. This expression was first recorded in 1570.
make a face
To distort the features of the face; grimace.