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    about face

    Hi again,

    I'll desceibe an action. Please tell me what it is in English:

    A guy changes the gesture of his face to frighten children or make them laugh. Another example is when a crazy guy changes his face to take a selfie.
    What is this behaviour? What is the verb that shows you change your face? In fact, you make it ugly.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: about face

    It's called making a face. You can add an adjective: He made a scary/funny face at me!
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    Re: about face

    Or "pulling a [funny, silly, scary] face."

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    Re: about face

    There could also be terms for specific funny faces, like gurning.

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    Re: about face

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Or "pulling a [funny, silly, scary] face."
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There could also be terms for specific funny faces, like gurning.
    We don't use either of those phrases in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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