Face up - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeɪs ʌp|
Brit.  |feɪs ʌp|

verb

- deal with (something unpleasant) head on (syn: confront, face)

Examples

She is too young to face up to the truth about her father.

Every young father has to face up to his responsibilities.

The body was lying face up in the rain.

They'll never offer you another job; you might as well face up to it.

She had to face up to the fact that he was guilty.

He wasn't man enough (=strong or brave enough) to face up to his responsibilities.

Jenny screwed her face up into an expression of utmost seriousness

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