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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gri·mace /ˈgrɪməs, grɪˈmes/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gri·mace n.  A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.
    Moving his face into such a hideous grimace, that every feature of it appeared under a different distortion.   --Addison.
 Note:“Half the French words used affectedly by Melantha in Dryden'sMarriage a-la-Mode,’ as innovations in our language, are now in common use: chagrin, double-entendre, éclaircissement, embarras, équivoque, foible, grimace, naïvete, ridicule.  All these words, which she learns by heart to use occasionally, are now in common use.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gri·mace, v. i. To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the
          prospect" [syn: face]
      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" [syn: make a face, pull a face]