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To make a particular facial expression

bug out

if someone’s eyes bug out, they open very wide, for example because the person is shocked by something

frown

verb

to move your eyebrows down and closer together because you are annoyed, worried, or thinking hard

furrow

verb

if your brow furrows, or if you furrow it, deep lines appear on your forehead, for example because you are concentrating or worrying

glare

verb

to look at someone or something in a very angry way

glower

verb

to look angrily at someone

grimace

verb

to make an ugly expression by twisting your face, for example because you are in pain or do not like something

jut

verb

to put your chin or lip further forward than normal because you are determined or angry

lour

another spelling of lower3

lower

verb

to look angrily at someone

pout

verb

to show that you are angry or annoyed by pushing out your lips, especially your lower lip

pout

verb

to push out your lips in order to look more sexually attractive

scowl

verb

to twist your face into an expression that shows you are angry

screw up

if you screw up your face, you pull your forehead down and push your mouth and nose up, usually to show that you dislike something

set

verb

if your face or a part of it sets into a particular expression, or if you set it into a particular expression, you have that expression on your face

sulk

verb

to show that you are angry about being treated badly by looking unhappy and not talking to anyone

wince

verb

to react to something with a sudden expression on your face that shows you are embarrassed or feel pain

wink

verb

to quickly close and open one eye as a sign to someone, for example a sign that what you have just said is a joke or a secret

wrinkle

verb

to move part of your face, especially your nose, so that small lines appear on it

curl your lip

to pull your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone

give someone a dirty look

to look at someone in a way that shows that you are angry with them or do not like them

knit your brows/eyebrows

to move your eyebrows close together in an expression that shows you are feeling worried or serious, or are thinking carefully about something

look askance (at someone/something)

to show that you do not approve of someone or something or that you do not feel certain about them

purse your lips

to press your lips together and outwards because you are angry or are thinking

raise your eyebrows

to make your eyebrows go higher, for example because you are surprised

roll your eyes

to move your eyes upwards or round in a circle, usually to show that you are annoyed or impatient

have a face like thunder/look like thunder

to look very angry

make/pull a face

to put a silly or rude expression on your face, or an expression that shows you dislike someone or something

suck your teeth

to pull your lips together when you are thinking about something or feel doubt about it

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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