Meaning of "face" in Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /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 Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)