face

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfeɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/feɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fās)


Inflections of 'face' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
faces
v 3rd person singular
facing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
faced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
faced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

face

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [happy, sad, familiar, beautiful, smily, lovely] face
  2. an [angry, ugly] face
  3. why the [sad, long] face?
  4. a [sad] look on her face
  5. (still) has a baby face
  6. (no) distinguishing marks on his face
  7. had [food, water, ink] all over her face
  8. have [food] on your face
  9. splash water [in, over] my face (to)
  10. the [ball, branch] hit him in the face
  11. is making [silly, mean] faces
  12. [stop, don't] make faces at me!
  13. [tell, say] it to my face
  14. face and [body, neck, chest]
  15. the face of innocence
  16. is the face of the [company, hospital, school]
  17. in the face of [danger, trouble, overwhelming evidence]
  18. [strong, resolute, weak] in the face of adversity
  19. the two [players, rivals] came face to face
  20. [came, was] face to face with the enemy
  21. [disappeared from, wiped off] the face of the earth
  22. [risk, avoid, end up] losing face
n as adj
  1. face [care, cream, wash]
  2. lying face [up, down] (in)
  3. take it at face value
  4. a face-to-face meeting
v
  1. face the [front, back, corner]
  2. face [forward, backward, up, down]
  3. face your [opponent, partner]
  4. faces the [sea, fields, mountain, factory]
  5. the [building, house, farm] faces the [sea]
  6. (let's) face it
  7. [let's, you have to] face facts
  8. face the [truth, facts, reality] (of)
  9. faced (great) [adversity, disparity, injustice]
  10. face [problems, challenges, obstacles] (head on)
  11. face [danger, certain death] (in)
  12. face your fears
  13. face the music (and)
  14. face up to [him, her parents, your fears, reality]
  15. were facing away from
  16. face toward the [light, sound]
  17. face off against the [champion, player]
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