English version

face off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishface off phrasal verb American Englishto fight, argue, or compete with someone, or to get into a position in which you are ready to do this The two candidates will face off in a televised debate on Friday. face→ See Verb table
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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
Examples from the Corpus
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.
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Verb table
face
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyface
he, she, itfaces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfaced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave faced
he, she, ithas faced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad faced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill face
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have faced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam facing
he, she, itis facing
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you, we, theyare facing
Past
I, he, she, itwas facing
you, we, theywere facing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been facing
he, she, ithas been facing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been facing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be facing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been facing
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