face out


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face out

v.
1. To be placed so that a front surface shows: The paintings on the wall face out.
2. To place something so that its front surface is exposed: Keep the two parts of the sign folded together while it's raining, but face them out so we can read them when the rain stops. The window dresser faced the mannequins out so that passersby could see the clothing.
3. To confront directly and engage with someone or something, often to resolve or get through a conflict or a problem: Don't be afraid of them; you should face them out and defend yourself. I faced out my fear of flying and walked on the plane.
See also: face, out