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pull a face

Definition of pull a face

chiefly British

  1. 1 :  to make a facial expression that shows dislike or disgust <He pulled a face when I mentioned her name.>

  2. 2 :  to make a silly or amusing facial expression <He was entertaining the children by pulling (funny) faces.>



Word by Word Definitions

pullplay
  1. :  to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force

    :  to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly

    :  to strain abnormally

  1. :  the act or an instance of pulling

    :  a draft of liquid

    :  an inhalation of smoke

faceplay
  1. :  the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes

    :  the face as a means of identification :  countenance

    :  presence, sight

  1. :  to confront impudently

    :  to line near the edge especially with a different material

    :  to cover the front or surface of


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