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adverb face to face pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    in a situation where you are meeting and talking to another person directly
    It would be better if we talked face to face.
    come face to face with someone: I came face to face with his mother.
    meet (someone) face to face: They met face to face today for the first time.
  2. 2
    in a situation where you are forced to deal directly with a problem
    Her work brings her face to face with human suffering.
    come face to face with something: It would do you good to come face to face with reality for once.

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