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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.
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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.
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