Bedeutung von "face" - als Fremdsprache


verb [ T ] uk us /feɪs/

B1 to be or turn in a particular direction:

The room faces south.
She turned to face him.
Could you face the front please, children?

B2 If you face a problem, or a problem faces you, you have to deal with it:

[ often passive ] This is one of the many problems faced by working mothers.
Passengers could face long delays.
can't face sth/doing sth

B2 to not want to do something or deal with something because it is so unpleasant:

I had intended to go for a run, but now I just can't face it.

B2 to accept that something unpleasant is true and start to deal with the situation:

She's going to have to face the fact that he's not coming back to her.
let's face it

something that you say before you say something that is unpleasant but true:

Let's face it, none of us are getting any younger.

If you face something unpleasant, especially a punishment, then it might happen to you:

If found guilty, the pair face fines of up to $40,000.

to deal with someone when the situation between you is difficult:

How can I face him now that he knows what I've done?

to play against another player or team in a competition, sport, etc:

We face Spain in the semifinal.
→ See also face the music

(Definition von "face verb" von Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)