Meaning of “grimace” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “grimace” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grimacenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡrɪm·əs, ɡrɪˈmeɪs/

an expression of pain or disgust in which the muscles of the face are tightened and the face looks twisted

verb [ I ] us /ˈɡrɪm·əs, ɡrɪˈmeɪs/

He grimaced in pain as the surgeon removed his bandages.

(Definition of “grimace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)