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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyface up to
he/she/itfaces up to
present participlefacing up to
past tensefaced up to
past participlefaced up to

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  1. same as face2 (sense 2)
    He was the only one who faced up to the problem.
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