But she grimaced at the mention of “death threats,” saying quietly that there have “been some tough times.”
Murray lost 6-1 7-6, 6-2 as Kate and William grimaced and groaned in agony with the rest of the nation.
She groaned, grimaced, and grabbed her left thigh, which had been wrapped, rewrapped, and re-re-wrapped in an Ace bandage.
He grimaced as he looked at water bubbling up from below the ground in the center of the street.
At the Iowa State Fair, Obama grimaced at funnel cakes and soft drinks the size of the Grand Canyon.
"Don't pass along that old chestnut that 'angels can do no better,'" grimaced Dave.
If any attempt was made to teach him something, he grimaced and ran away.
He grimaced, continuing with a smile: “You are a college man, of course–I can see that.”
He grimaced at his vague reflection in the screen before him, and spoke aloud.
He spread them out; he examined; he grunted and grimaced and paused in perplexity.
1650s, from French grimace, from Middle French grimache, from Old French grimuce "grotesque face, ugly mug," possibly from Frankish (cf. Old Saxon grima "face mask," Old English grima "mask, helmet"), from same Germanic root as grim (adj.). With pejorative suffix -azo (from Latin -aceus).
1762, from French grimacer, from grimace (see grimace (n.)). Related: Grimaced; grimacing.