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make faces (at someone)

To make distorted, silly, or humorous facial expressions (at someone), usually for one's own or someone else's amusement, or as a show of disgust. Jimmy, quit making faces at Sarah this instant and pay attention! Mom, tell Billy to quit making faces, he's really annoying me!
See also: face, make

make faces

(at someone) Go to make a face (at someone).
See also: face, make
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To start, she and her team studied the anatomy of one horse's face (see Making Faces, page 5).
MAKING FACES Five, 9pm Over the course of five months, cameras have followed surgeons and prosthetic experts at the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
LEG UP Getting mum's attention MOUTHY KID Cub shows his anger NEED ALIFt Mum has enough MAKING FACES Cheeky cub CARRIED AWAY Mother gives cub a lift in Kenya's Masai Mara Park
QUIET TIME: Keenan Stenburge plays with a truck, above, while Nahdra Mohammed reads a story to Lewis Wattis, left PLAYING GAMES: Playing on the computer, above, are Frankie Close and face making Abigail Thomson, front, who also likes making faces.
She and Nathaniel, 44, had fun by making faces at kids watching filming.
Newcomer Samuel Chows Auditions to Be the Next Canadian is a clever two-minute medley of snapshots of himself portraying Asian stereotypes by making faces for the camera.
He said his three books, The Art of Makeup, Making Faces, and Face Forward--two of which made the New York Times best-seller list--helped him "celebrate the beauty of everyone and make everyone feel that they're special--because they are.
But Mayer was engaging to watch, making faces as he played a note on the guitar or sang one of his high, airy notes.
Sammy Erons was making faces, and what faces they were
Ms Fawcett, who stopped proceedings briefly because she said people were making faces at her from a window, said Orr let her get up after she told him: "I think I'm bleeding.
You look at him selling everything from pizza to pickaxes on TV and you see a jolly fat man waving his arms, making faces, and rumbling nonsense.
Chapman partly dissents from the Romantic picture of the "two-part Rembrandt" (136) in which the "extroverted" youth represented himself making faces, playing roles, and wearing fancy costumes while the "introverted" old pariah "turned to more spiritual values and a fascination with the emotions and the inner life" (135).
Aucoin is author of The Art of Makeup, as well as the New York Times #1 best-selling book, Making Faces.
The arrest became controversial when the mayor slapped Xu twice after he saw that the suspect was smiling and making faces when he was about to be interviewed by reporters.
In fact, overall, parents most frequently reported enjoying physical and affectionate activities with their baby, such as cuddling, tickling, peek-a-boo and making faces, so play really doesn't have "In fact, overall, parents most frequently reported enjoying physical and affectionate activities with their baby, such as cuddling, tickling, peek-a-boo and making faces, so play really doesn't have to cost a fortune.