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en face

  
  (French)  
      adj  
1    facing forwards  
2    opposite; facing  
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face

  

      n  
1    clock     (Brit. slang)   countenance, dial     (Brit. slang)   features, kisser     (slang)   lineaments, mug     (slang)   phiz or phizog     (slang)   physiognomy, visage  
2    appearance, aspect, expression, frown, grimace, look, moue, pout, scowl, smirk  
3    air, appearance, disguise, display, exterior, façade, front, mask, pretence, semblance, show  
4    authority, dignity, honour, image, prestige, reputation, self-respect, standing, status  
5      (informal)   assurance, audacity, boldness, brass neck     (Brit. informal)   cheek     (informal)   chutzpah     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   confidence, effrontery, front, gall     (informal)   impudence, neck     (informal)   nerve, presumption, sauce     (informal)  
6    aspect, cover, exterior, facet, front, outside, right side, side, surface  
7    face to face      à deux, confronting, eyeball to eyeball, in confrontation, opposite, tête-à-tête, vis-à-vis  
8    fly in the face of      act in defiance of, defy, disobey, go against, oppose, rebel against, snap one's fingers at     (informal)  
9    on the face of it      apparently, at first sight, seemingly, to all appearances, to the eye  
10    pull (or make) a long face      frown, grimace, knit one's brows, look black, look disapproving, look displeased, look put out, look stern, lour or lower, pout, scowl, sulk  
11    show one's face      approach, be seen, come, put in or make an appearance, show up     (informal)   turn up  
12    to one's face      directly, in one's presence, openly, straight  
      vb  
13    be confronted by, brave, come up against, confront, cope with, deal with, defy, encounter, experience, face off     (slang)   meet, oppose, tackle  
14    be opposite, front onto, give towards or onto, look onto, overlook  
15    clad, coat, cover, dress, finish, level, line, overlay, sheathe, surface, veneer  


face-lift  
1    cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery  
2    renovation, restoration  
face up to     
accept, acknowledge, come to terms with, confront, cope with, deal with, face the music, meet head-on, tackle  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
face
British slang in use at least from the 1940`s - abbreviation of 'physiognomy'
v.
poner en peligro
exp.
Face Of The Day
langage internet
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
n.
face that people are showing during orgasm
SLANG
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
n.
abbr. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO
Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace,the eradication of poverty,sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education,the sciences,culture,communication and information
n.
spécialiste de l'affinage des meules de fromage en caves procédant par examen externe et carottage pour obtenir une qualité constante.
v.
actividad deportiva lúdica que consiste en una caminata a campo traviesa muy extenuante y exigente
exp.
Télé de rattrapage : on peut gratuitement, en différé et à la demande regarder un programme déjà diffusé par une chaine sans pouvoir l'enregistrer. Possibilité limitée dans le temps destinée aux téléviseurs avec box, ordinateurs ou smartphone.
Source Télé Loisirs
n.
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ... UN.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
nm.
the office junior, also known as "gopher" in US-EN
[Hum.];[UK] A self-employed male will often say "I'm everything from the Chairman to the tea boy"

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