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gri muhs

  • n  a contorted facial expression
    she made a grimace at the prospect
  • v  contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
    He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do

  • Forget that the Internet bubble has burst, and that Ma and Pa investors across America are wearing a what-were-we-thinking? grimace of fiscal remorse.
  • One patient gets his broken arm set without a grimace, another has no symptoms but wants Percocet.
  • Charbroiled monkeys, stiff and stacked like cordwood, grimace at the camera.
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  • James Toseland in Daily Echo
    I will take what I can. I saw Troy go down right in front of me and it was not good,said Toseland, the 2004 world champion. "You do not high-side at Coppice and not feel it so I had a grimace inside my helmet because I knew it was going to...
  • Joe Maddon in
    You watched their face. There's no grimace, there's no hesitation in the finish,Maddon said. "Those are the signs you look for. Guys who are cutting themselves off or recoiling to try to protect themselves - I didn't see any of that."
  • Curtis Granderson in Colorado Rockies News
    Just for precautionary reasons, go check it out,Granderson said. "My reactions, I guess, made them think [it was more serious], but I grimace at anything. They think it's more [of a bruise]."

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