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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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I spend half my day pulling faces and singing songs, and getting a laugh out of him is really hard work - it's like doing the Brits.
As Warne battled opponents on the field, Hurley was seen shouting and pulling faces during a match recently.
Full marks to John Bardon for a courageous comeback proving that, even reduced to merely grunting and pulling faces, he's still one of EastEnders' finest actors.
Wheel clamper Bellfield had taunted the families during his four-month trial by pulling faces and yawning at them.
A TEACHER was sacked from a private Midland school for allegedly pulling faces, mimicking silly walks and swearing about her bosses behind their backs.
He's in the crowd, on the pitch, pulling faces and making jokes (albeit not particularly funny ones).
I caught his attention and asked him if he would like to apologise - to this he replied by pulling faces at me through the window before doing a three-point turn in the cycle lane and speeding off.
As the gig starts with frontman Matt Bellamy on a podium, widdling his guitar and pulling faces, you know you're not in for a dull, lifeless show.
High up in the Ethiopian mountains live the peaceloving gelada baboons who settle disputes by pulling faces.
And even in curlers and pulling faces, it's clear the Angels are the supermodels of the lingerie world.
All present are glued to Finn as he preens at the microphone while striking camp poses and pulling faces of delight for the monitors.
THIS letter is for the man who was pulling faces and shaking his head at me in Asda, Bootle's, car park.
PULLING FACES I'LL follow my own questions, and the answers I get, They'll lead me to a place without worry and fret, When I follow you to the place where we met, You give me ambiguity and threat.
SO the red-green deal is done, and those former political enemies in Plaid and Labour have stopped pulling faces at each other.