pull a face (at someone)

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pull a face (at someone)

To make a grimacing or humorously distorted facial expression (at someone). Young lady, don't you pull a face at me! You will eat your broccoli or you won't have any dessert. The teacher scolded Jimmy for pulling faces at her from the back of class. When I told him my mother was coming over for dinner, John just pulled a face and went down to the basement.
See also: face, pull

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