face with (someone or something)

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face with (someone or something)

1. To apply or attach something to the surface of something. In this usage, 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. In this usage, 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.
3. To have to handle or deal with someone or something. My meditation practice definitely helps me whenever I'm faced with a stressful situation at work.
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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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face with

Confront, as in When he was faced with the evidence, he admitted it. [Late 1500s]
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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.
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The regulations give you key cancellation rights when you enter into contracts at a distance over the phone, online, from a catalogue or face-to face with someone who has visited your home.
Also, without actually sitting face to face with someone, how is a doctor expected to treat a fragile person who is about to take an overdose?
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The app can even swap your face with someone else's, turning out results that are both horrifying and hilarious all at once.The company combines experts in machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics, and visual effects to generate the app's capabilities.
I have had a stroke so I find phone conversations a bit difficult and felt more comfortable talking face to face with someone.
You may find yourself coming face to face with someone rather influential.
I've come face to face with someone on acid and it ain't pretty.
I've been a police officer for 15 years and have never come face to face with someone with a gun or anything similar.
When she didn't return a phone call, or was across the room at a party face to face with someone else, it was agony.
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* Nearly a fifth (19pc) believe that they will get a better deal talking face to face with someone.
Even people who are very relaxed and happy talking to strangers are likely to get tongue-tied and awkward when face to face with someone who really gives them a sexual buzz.