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Meaning of "face" in Essential American English Dictionary

face

verb   /feɪs/ ( present participle facing, past tense and past participle faced)
B1 to be or turn in a particular direction: The room faces south. She turned to face him.
to have a problem: Passengers could face long delays.
to accept that something unpleasant is true and start to deal with the situation: I think he has to face the fact that she no longer loves him.
let’s face it
used before you say something that is bad but true: Let’s face it, we are not going to win this game.
can’t face (doing) something
to not want to do something or deal with something because it is difficult or unpleasant: I can’t face walking up all those steps again.
(Definition of face verb from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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