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A sharp contortion of the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust.
intr.v. grim·aced, grim·ac·ing, grim·ac·es
To make a sharp contortion of the face.
[French, from Old French grimache, alteration of grimuche, probably from Frankish *grīma, mask.]
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an ugly or distorted facial expression, as of wry humour, disgust, etc
(intr) to contort the face
[C17: from French grimace, of Germanic origin; related to Spanish grimazo caricature; see grim]
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grim•ace(ˈgrɪm əs, grɪˈmeɪs)
n., v. -aced, -ac•ing. n.
1. a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.v.i.
2. to make grimaces.
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Past participle: grimaced
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|Noun||1.||grimace - a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"|
|Verb||1.||grimace - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"|
squint, squinch - cross one's eyes as if in strabismus; "The children squinted so as to scare each other"
wince - make a face indicating disgust or dislike; "She winced when she heard his pompous speech"
smile - change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
frown, glower, lour, lower - look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
screw up - twist into a strained configuration; "screw up one's face"
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gjøre grimasegrimaselage grimase
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n → grimace f
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n → Grimasse f; to make a grimace → eine Grimasse machen or schneiden; (with disgust, pain also) → das Gesicht verziehen
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