face up to sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “face up to sth” in the English Dictionary

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face up to sth

phrasal verb with face uk   us   /feɪs/ verb
B2 to ​accept that a ​difficultsituationexists: She's going to have to ​face up to the ​fact that he's not going to ​marry her.
(Definition of face up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “face up to sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 接受,正视(困境)…
in Turkish kabullenmek…
in Russian смотреть правде в глаза…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接受,正視(困境)…
in Polish pogodzić się z czymś…
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