in front of


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in front of (someone or something)

1. Directly before a person, group, or thing. Please place the sign in front of the display, not behind it. Come pick me up in 10 minutes. I'll be standing in front of the bank.
2. In the presence of a person or group of people. The boss yelled at me in front of the entire office. It was mortifying. I love playing guitar, but I could never get up and perform in front of an audience.
See also: front, of

in front of

1. Facing someone or a group, as in He was shy about speaking in front of a large audience. [Early 1600s]
2. In someone's presence, as in Let's not fight in front of the children. [Mid-1800s]
See also: front, of
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