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face

  

      n  
1    clock     (Brit. slang)   countenance, dial     (Brit. slang)   features, kisser     (slang)   lineaments, mug     (slang)   phiz or phizog     (slang)   physiognomy, visage  
2    appearance, aspect, expression, frown, grimace, look, moue, pout, scowl, smirk  
3    air, appearance, disguise, display, exterior, façade, front, mask, pretence, semblance, show  
4    authority, dignity, honour, image, prestige, reputation, self-respect, standing, status  
5      (informal)   assurance, audacity, boldness, brass neck     (Brit. informal)   cheek     (informal)   chutzpah     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   confidence, effrontery, front, gall     (informal)   impudence, neck     (informal)   nerve, presumption, sauce     (informal)  
6    aspect, cover, exterior, facet, front, outside, right side, side, surface  
7    face to face      à deux, confronting, eyeball to eyeball, in confrontation, opposite, tête-à-tête, vis-à-vis  
8    fly in the face of      act in defiance of, defy, disobey, go against, oppose, rebel against, snap one's fingers at     (informal)  
9    on the face of it      apparently, at first sight, seemingly, to all appearances, to the eye  
10    pull (or make) a long face      frown, grimace, knit one's brows, look black, look disapproving, look displeased, look put out, look stern, lour or lower, pout, scowl, sulk  
11    show one's face      approach, be seen, come, put in or make an appearance, show up     (informal)   turn up  
12    to one's face      directly, in one's presence, openly, straight  
      vb  
13    be confronted by, brave, come up against, confront, cope with, deal with, defy, encounter, experience, face off     (slang)   meet, oppose, tackle  
14    be opposite, front onto, give towards or onto, look onto, overlook  
15    clad, coat, cover, dress, finish, level, line, overlay, sheathe, surface, veneer  


face-lift  
1    cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery  
2    renovation, restoration  
face up to     
accept, acknowledge, come to terms with, confront, cope with, deal with, face the music, meet head-on, tackle  
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face

  
[1]     ( faces    plural  )   (NOUN USES)  
Please look at category 25 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.     
1       n-count   Your face is the front part of your head from your chin to the top of your forehead, where your mouth, eyes, nose, and other features are.  
oft poss N  
A strong wind was blowing right in my face..., He was going red in the face and breathing with difficulty..., She had a beautiful face.     
2       n-count   If your face is happy, sad, or serious, for example, the expression on your face shows that you are happy, sad, or serious.  
poss N, adj N  
He was walking around with a sad face..., The priest frowned into the light, his face puzzled.     
3       n-count   The face of a cliff, mountain, or building is a vertical surface or side of it.  
with supp, oft N of n  
...the north face of the Eiger..., He scrambled 200 feet up the cliff face.     
4       n-count   The face of a clock or watch is the surface with the numbers or hands on it, which shows the time.  
5       n-sing   If you say that the face of an area, institution, or field of activity is changing, you mean its appearance or nature is changing.  
the N of n  
...the changing face of the British countryside...     
6       n-sing   If you refer to something as the particular face of an activity, belief, or system, you mean that it is one particular aspect of it, in contrast to other aspects.  
the adj N of n  
Who ever thought people would see Arsenal as the acceptable face of football?     
7       n-uncount   If you lose face, you do something which makes you appear weak and makes people respect or admire you less. If you do something in order to save face, you do it in order to avoid appearing weak and losing people's respect or admiration.  
To cancel the airport would mean a loss of face for the present governor..., She claimed they'd been in love, but I sensed she was only saying this to save face.     
8   
    about-face  
    face value  
    poker face  
9    If you say that someone can do something until they are blue in the face, you are emphasizing that however much they do it, it will not make any difference.  
until sb is blue in the face      phrase   V inflects     (emphasis)    You can criticise him until you're blue in the face, but you'll never change his personality.     
10    If someone or something is face down, their face or front points downwards. If they are face up, their face or front points upwards.  
face down/up      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
All the time Stephen was lying face down and unconscious in the bath tub..., Charles laid down his cards face up.     
11    You can use the expression `on the face of the earth' to mean `in the whole world', when you are emphasizing a statement that you are making or making a very exaggerated statement.  
the face of the earth      phrase   n PHR, usu after adj-super/brd-neg     (emphasis)    No human being on the face of the earth could do anything worse than what he did.     
12    If you come face to face with someone, you meet them and can talk to them or look at them directly.  
face to face             phrase   PHR after v, PHR n, oft PHR with n  
We were strolling into the town when we came face to face with Jacques Dubois..., It was the first face-to-face meeting between the two men.     
13    If you come face to face with a difficulty or reality, you cannot avoid it and have to deal with it.  
face to face      phrase   PHR after v, PHR n  
Eventually, he came face to face with discrimination again...     
14    If an action or belief flies in the face of accepted ideas or rules, it seems to completely oppose or contradict them.  
to fly in the face of sth      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
...scientific principles that seem to fly in the face of common sense...     
15    If you take a particular action or attitude in the face of a problem or difficulty, you respond to that problem or difficulty in that way.  
in the face of sth      prep-phrase  
The Prime Minister has called for national unity in the face of the violent anti-government protests...     
16    If you have a long face, you look very unhappy or serious.  
a long face      phrase   N inflects  
He came to me with a very long face.     
17    If you make a face, you show a feeling such as dislike or disgust by putting an exaggerated expression on your face, for example by sticking out your tongue. In British English, you can also say pull a face.  
to make/pull a face      phrase   V and N inflect, oft PHR at n  
Opening the door, she made a face at the musty smell..., Kathryn pulled a face at Thomas behind his back.     
18    You say on the face of it when you are describing how something seems when it is first considered, in order to suggest that people's opinion may change when they know or think more about the subject.  
on the face of it      phrase   PHR with cl  
It is, on the face of it, difficult to see how the West could radically change its position.     
19    If you put a brave face on a bad situation or put on a brave face, you try not to show how disappointed or upset you are about the situation. In American English you can also say put on a good face.  
put a brave face on sth/put on a brave face      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR n  
Friends will see you are putting on a brave face and might assume you've got over your grief..., Scientists are putting a good face on the troubles.     
20    You can say that someone has set their face against something to indicate that they are opposed to it, especially when you want to suggest that they are wrong.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
to set your face against sth      phrase   V inflects, PHR n/-ing  
This Government has set its face against putting up income tax.     
21    If you show your face somewhere, you go there and see people, although you are not welcome, are rather unwilling to go, or have not been there for some time.  
to show your face      phrase   V inflects, PHR adv/prep  
I felt I ought to show my face at her father's funeral.     
22    If you manage to keep a straight face, you manage to look serious, although you want to laugh.  
a straight face      phrase   PHR after v, with PHR  
What went through Tom's mind I can't imagine, but he did manage to keep a straight face..., You have to wonder how anyone could say that seriously and with a straight face.     
23    If you say something to someone's face, you say it openly in their presence.  
to sb's face      phrase   PHR after v  
Her opponent called her a liar to her face.     
24    If a feeling is written all over your face or is written across your face, it is very obvious to other people from your expression.  
be written all over/across/on sb's face      phrase   V inflects  
Relief and gratitude were written all over his face..., I could just see the pain written across her face.     
25   
    to shut the door in someone's face  
    door  
    to have egg on your face  
    egg  
    to cut off your nose to spite your face  
    nose  
    a slap in the face  
    slap  

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face up to, about-face, face-lift, facet

o-face n.
face that people are showing during orgasm
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Dizionario Collaborativo     Inglese Sinonimi
n.
face
British slang in use at least from the 1940`s - abbreviation of 'physiognomy'
exp.
Face Of The Day
langage internet
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).

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