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face-off in Other sports topic

face-offˈface-off noun [countable]  1 informal especially American EnglishFIGHTARGUE a fight or argument a face-off between police and rioters2 DSOthe start of a game of ice hockey
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face-offThe face-off between soldiers and demonstrators ended with hundreds being arrested.Their face-off here was widely seen as a possible prelude to the presidential campaign in the year 2000.Their face-off on July 1 was a disastrous retreat.