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 (grĭm′ĭs, grĭ-mās′)
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.]

grim′ac·er n.
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In fact, it was their regular programme, each trip, to paddle out and around the Makambo and make ferocious grimaces up at Kwaque, who grimaced back at them from over the rail.
Lenepveu's copper ceiling, figures grinned and grimaced, laughed and jeered at MM.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge grimaced as English boxer Scott Fitzgerald exchanged blows with Ghana's Azumah Mohammed.
A small trail at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital found that warmer infants cried and grimaced less than babies given sugar pills or a dummy before vaccination.
Summary: Rafael Benitez grimaced on the touchline as nine-man Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage.
TORREY seems to be the hardest word for Tiger Woods, who grimaced through the third round of the US Open at Torrey Pines early today - amid whispers that he won't be fit for the Open at Royal Birkdale next month.
Her Majesty noticeably grimaced while being given a lesson in ice cream making from top chef Heston Blumenthal at the Royal Institution (RI) of Great Britain.
The doctor, still holding the needle, responded, "Really, my brother-in-law and I are going into that." I grimaced. He asked where it hurt and I spit out, "Doctor, you're killing me!"
Eccentric and animated frontman Jaz Coleman malevolently grimaced, pounded his chest and stomped around the stage like a primeval warrior.
Some of Britto's most enthusiastic subjects were a group of teens in Philadelphia: Andrew Jenkins, 14, staggered toward a friend as they grimaced, rolled their eyes, and held a crooked wrist at shoulder level.
Stewart, 62, grimaced and her eyes widened slightly upon hearing the verdict.
Harry held the prickly creature, grimaced and yelped: "It's pretty feisty."