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face

noun [C]  us   /feɪs/

face noun [C] (HEAD)

the front of the head including the eyes, nose, and mouth: Cal hid his face in his hands.

face noun [C] (FRONT)

the front or surface of an object: We climbed the north face of Mount Washington. The face of a clock or a watch is the surface that has the numbers or marks on it that show what time it is.

face

verb  us   /feɪs/

face verb (DEAL WITH)

[T] to deal with a difficult situation: They are faced with major financial problems. I can’t face climbing those stairs again.

face verb (BE POSITIONED)

[I/T] to have the front of something positioned toward, or to turn toward something or someone: [I always + adv/prep] The balcony faces south. [T] Please face the front of the room.
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