make faces (at someone)

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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

pull/make ˈfaces/a ˈface (at somebody/something)

produce an expression on your face to show that you do not like somebody/something or in order to make somebody laugh: What are you pulling a face at now?The little girl stood outside the window of the cafe making faces at everybody. ▶ ˈface-pulling noun: He amazed the audience with his silent mime and face-pulling performance.
See also: face, make, pull
References in classic literature ?
Not anxious to come in contact with their fangs, I sat still; but, imagining they would scarcely understand tacit insults, I unfortunately indulged in winking and making faces at the trio, and some turn of my physiognomy so irritated madam, that she suddenly broke into a fury and leapt on my knees.
They were just beginning to write this down on their slates, when the White Rabbit interrupted: `UNimportant, your Majesty means, of course,' he said in a very respectful tone, but frowning and making faces at him as he spoke.
Rose scrambled into the china-closet as rapidly as possible, and there refreshed herself by making faces at Debby, while she settled her plumage and screwed up her courage.
There he halted and looked down upon his pursuer, making faces at him and calling him such choice names as occurred to the fertile man-brain.
Offer your best, most sincere smile to the world no matter if you find others making faces at you.
She and Nathaniel, 44, had fun by making faces at kids watching filming.
She was making noises as if she were crying and making faces at him, telling him to shut up and he was the worst boy in the nursery and nobody liked him.
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.