face with (something)

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face with (something)

1. To apply or attach something to the surface of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "with." The house was faced with blue stucco.
2. To show someone the proof of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "with." If you face him with his questionable receipts, he'll have to tell you what he's really been doing on Tuesday nights. I was faced with
3. To force someone to handle, deal with, or confront something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "with." My meditation practice definitely helps me whenever I'm faced with a stressful situation at work.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

face someone with something

to present evidence of something to someone. When I faced him with the evidence, he confessed immediately. The police faced Max with the witness's story. The CEO was faced with the problem of bringing the bankrupt firm back to profitability.
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face something with something

to install something on the surface of something. We faced the kitchen walls with yellow tile. The wall was faced with tile.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

face with

Confront, as in When he was faced with the evidence, he admitted it. [Late 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

face with

v.
1. To cover the surface of something using a substance: The builders faced the front wall with marble. The facade was faced with terra cotta.
2. To force someone to confront or deal with something or someone. Used chiefly in the passive: When I'm faced with a problem, I ask my parents for advice.
See also: face
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Kerri-Ann is shocked to come face to face with somebody from her past who is intent on seeking revenge.
He added: "When you're face to face with somebody, you realise time has gone on but when you're on the phone we're both young again.
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"I was intrigued by the idea that someone can migrate to another country and can still come face to face with somebody who once tortured them back home," Danticat says.
He said: "When you're face to face with somebody, you realise that time has gone on but when you're on the phone we're both young again.