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verb front pronunciation in American English /frʌnt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefronting
past tensefronted
past participlefronted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if an area or building fronts something or fronts on or onto it, it has that thing at the front of it

    The estate fronts onto the bay.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to be in front of something
  2. 2
    [transitive] to be the leader or main representative of a group

    a financial consortium fronted by Charles Villiers

    1. a.
      to be the main singer or musician in a band

      I’d love to front my own jazz band.

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    2. b.
      to be the main person who appears in a television program and tells people what is happening in each part of the program

      What is it like to front such a popular TV show?

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