pull faces (at someone)

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pull faces (at someone)

To make distorted, silly, or humorous facial expressions (at someone) for one's own or someone else's amusement. I get great laughs out of my nieces and nephews by pulling faces at them. Mom, tell Billy to quit pulling faces, he's really annoying me!
See also: face, pull
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She accepts that on these two occasions she shouted abuse and pulled faces.
The Queen was shocked at his behaviour at the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1986, when he pulled faces at onlookers and stuck out his tongue at guests.
As a youngster, he sometimes played up in public - notably at the Duke of York's wedding, where he pulled faces at the bridesmaids.
According to The Telegraph, Khoja alleges he was discriminated against due to his religion and that, during a meeting to resolve the situation, a human resources manager pulled faces and made racist gestures.
She looked delighted as the youngster sat on her lap while mum Una held her hands and pulled faces at her.
Most impressive was the use of four actors dressed as gardeners who danced and pulled faces as they shunted props and brought puppets to life.
The Radio 2 DJ pulled faces as he laughed and joked at a bash for 200 guests, including ex-wife Billie Piper, in Portugal.