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English verb: face up

1. face up (communication) deal with (something unpleasant) head on


SamplesYou must confront your problems.
He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes.


Synonymsconfront, face


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)approach, go about, set about


Narrower (hyponym)tackle, take on, undertake


Verb groupconfront, face, present


Antonymsavoid









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