face forward(redirected from face them forward)
1. To look straight ahead. Please face forward so that I can buckle your seatbelt.
2. To position someone or something so that they or it face straight ahead. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "forward." Face the kids forward so they're actually looking at the photographer.
face someone or something forward
to turn someone or something to the front. (Also with many other directions—backward, to the right, to the left, etc.) Please face your brother forward now. Face the book forward so we can read the title.