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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyface off
he/she/itfaces off
present participlefacing off
past tensefaced off
past participlefaced off
  1. 1
    informal if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other

    Soldiers and protesters faced off during riots.

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