Definition of grimace verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grimace

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡrɪˈmeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪˈmeɪs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪməs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪməs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grimace
BrE BrE//ɡrɪˈmeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪˈmeɪs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪməs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪməs//
 
he / she / it grimaces
BrE BrE//ɡrɪˈmeɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪˈmeɪsɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪməsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪməsɪz//
 
past simple grimaced
BrE BrE//ɡrɪˈmeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪˈmeɪst//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪməst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪməst//
 
past participle grimaced
BrE BrE//ɡrɪˈmeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪˈmeɪst//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪməst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪməst//
 
-ing form grimacing
BrE BrE//ɡrɪˈmeɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪˈmeɪsɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪməsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪməsɪŋ//
 
Facial expressions
 
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[intransitive] grimace (at somebody/something) to make an ugly expression with your face to show pain, disgust, etc. He grimaced at the bitter taste. She grimaced as the needle went in. Wordfinderbeam, expression, frown, grimace, grin, leer, scowl, smirk, sneer, wince See related entries: Facial expressions Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, from Spanish grimazo ‘caricature’, from grima ‘fright’.Extra examples He grimaced slightly at the pain. She grimaced at him. She grimaced in disgust. He grimaced at the bitter taste of the medicine. She grimaced ruefully at me. She tasted the wine and grimaced.
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