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grimace

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrimacegri‧mace1 /ɡrɪˈmeɪs, ˈɡrɪməs/ verb [intransitive]  DON'T LIKESMILEto twist your face in an ugly way because you do not like something, because you are feeling pain, or because you are trying to be funnygrimace at She grimaced at her reflection in the mirror. She sipped the whisky and grimaced.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
grimaceThe screaming would not stop, and he grimaced.He grimaced and scratched his short, curly black hair where it stuck out from under his tartan cap.Stadler, meanwhile, was grimacing and snarling with every strut of his corpulent form.The flack grimaced and walked away, muttering.Vic grimaces at his own reflection, as if to say: come off it, no identity crises, please.He married his high school sweetheart, though he grimaces at that term.Justin said, grimacing at the recollection.She grimaced for Anna to step over it too, but the child trod on it before Liz could wrench her arm.grimace atHannegan grimaced at the big black painting on the wall.
grimacegrimace2 noun [countable] written  DON'T LIKEPAINan expression you make by twisting your face because you do not like something or because you are feeling pain His face twisted in a grimace of pain. a grimace of disgust
Examples from the Corpus
grimaceHe saw me without surprise, with a small smile, almost a grimace, on his face.Bernie gave a grimace of disgust and left the room.Her severed head flopped on a bin of guts, yellow beak in a grimace - take me with you?A grimace distorted her fine mouth.More screams and grimaces and thrashing about, and then pure vertigo.Maryellen, standing beside them, looks at the bruised skin and grimaces.There were a lot of grimaces, and a little dry bark sometimes, but never a laugh.He was runty and snuffling and the left half of his face had a permanent grimace.
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Verb table
grimace
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygrimace
he, she, itgrimaces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygrimaced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave grimaced
he, she, ithas grimaced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad grimaced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill grimace
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have grimaced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam grimacing
he, she, itis grimacing
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you, we, theyare grimacing
Past
I, he, she, itwas grimacing
you, we, theywere grimacing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been grimacing
he, she, ithas been grimacing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been grimacing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be grimacing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been grimacing
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