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confront

verb [T] uk   /kənˈfrʌnt/ us  
C2 to face, meet, or deal with a difficult situation or person: As she left the court, she was confronted by angry crowds who tried to block her way. It's an issue we'll have to confront at some point, no matter how unpleasant it is. I thought I would remain calm, but when I was confronted with/by the TV camera, I became very nervous.
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