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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gurn.


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  • Meanwhile, Oswald Danes, the most wanted man on the planet, has boarded a flight to Cardiff undetected, posed as a pizza delivery man to infiltrate the Cooper household, gurned his way into an uneasy position of trust and is now himself a de facto part of the Torchwood team.

    Torchwood: Miracle Day – episode nine

  • Brown and the fragrant Sarah both grinned and gurned as if there was nothing wrong with them usurping the rightful place of the Head of State of Britain and the Commonwealth.

    Brown booed by crowd. How long can Wee Gurning Jimmy Brown last, now?

  • At South Tawton, the Green Man gurned down from every other roof boss just above rows of lyrical carved angels along the leafy oak roof plate.


  • Jud turn'd rahnd an gurned at th 'frunt o' th 'show wi' his faace aw ruddle.

    English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day

  • Fraudsters stole £10m after they gurned to get fake passports A gang of fraudsters have been jailed after cheating banks out of £10 million by pulling faces on passport photos to create new...

    Evening Standard - Home

  • There's the obvious stuff - oratory replaced with gurned soundbites.

    The Guardian World News

  • "She's entirely innocent of the murder of Meredith Kercher and foxy as hell," Wright gurned into the camera, as he stood in front of a panel that consisted of Victoria Beckham's interior designer (Kelly Hoppen), a pantomime star (Christopher Biggins), and a former contestant on Celebrity Love Island (Liz McClarnon). - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Keith gurned uselessly through this, and then, predictably, swore (this is 7.30 on a Tuesday night).

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • Mötorhead's Ace Of Spades, Tricky instigated a stage invasion where he behaved like an eager dinner-party host: shaking hands, smiling and giving the thumbs-up sign as he gurned for mobile phone snapshots.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Cheryl Cole - he gurned lasciviously, made desperate "give-me-a-call" gestures, repeatedly rode his Raleigh Grifter past her front garden no-handed - LiS worries that Ryan is about 13 and no more qualified to advise on the complex art of seduction than he is to operate the Large Hadron Collider.

    The Guardian World News


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