English version

face up to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishface up to something phrasal verbDEAL WITHto accept and deal with a difficult fact or problem They’ll never offer you another job; you might as well face up to it. She had to face up to the fact that he was guilty. face→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
face up to Mr Toledo, the presidential favourite, has had to face up to his own video scandal.I think we ought to face up to it.face up to itI think we ought to face up to it.It took time until she could face up to it.
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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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