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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At first they have been expecting a secondary school band and they pull faces as if to say we'll humour them when we arrive.
There's a story about Norbit's childhood sweetheart (Thandie Newton), but it's just so Murphy can pull faces wearing a fat suit.
He throws like a machine gun - he's very quick, he's charismatic, and, like Jocky Wilson, he loves to pull faces which really warms him to the crowd.
One more picture shows their wilder side, as they pull faces and gesture at the camera holding a beer bottle.
David Tennant was popular as the Doctor because his idea of acting seems to be to pull faces and engage in bug-eyed hysteria, things which children find funny.
When I let people sample the meat they say how tasty it is - but when I then tell them what it is, some pull faces at the thought of eating eel," he said.
Michelle thought it would be funny and said: "I don't normally pull faces like that