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grimace

verb

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to distort one's face
  • playgoers grimaced at the actor's terrible attempt at a French accent

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grimace

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of grimace (Entry 2 of 2)

a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval
  • he made a grimace when he tasted the medicine

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The first known use of grimace was in 1651

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“Grimace.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grimace. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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