make a face

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to make a face ‎(phrasal verb)

  1. (colloquial) To make a facial expression, often for humor, as a taunt, or to indicate distaste.
    • 1849, “Mr. Jolly Green's Account Of The Great Paris Excursion”, in W. Harrison Ainsworth, editor, The New monthly magazine[1], volume 86, page 98:
      I looked at Tomkins to see whether, by chance, he had made a face at his lordship, ...

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