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face up

1. verb To turn something so that the top or printed side can be seen. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "face" and "up." Face your projects up, and I will come around and collect them.
2. verb To deal with or tackle something that is troublesome and/or causes one trepidation. Just face up to your role in the situation—I'm sure Maggie will forgive you if you're honest with her.
3. adjective Of a person, lying on one's back with one's face literally turned upward. I just can't sleep on my stomach—I have to lie on my back.
4. adjective Of an object, with the top or printed side turned up so that it is visible. Put your projects face up on your desks, and I will come around and collect them.
See also: face, up

face up (to someone or something)

to confront with courage someone or something representing a threat or unpleasantness. You are simply going to have to admit your mistake and face up to the boss. You must face up to the authorities if you have done something wrong.
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face up

see under face down.
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ˌface ˈup/ˈdown


1 (of a person) with your face and stomach facing upwards/downwards: She lay face down on the bed.
2 (of a playing card) with the number or picture facing upwards/downwards: Place the card face up on the pile.
See also: down, face, up

face up

v.
1. To position something so that its front surface is oriented upward: The designer faced the mirror up to reflect the sunlight.
2. face up to To confront an unpleasant situation; accept responsibility, blame, or a particular reality: The manager finally faced up to the problem of theft.
See also: face, up
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He said though the relationship faced ups and downs in the past, however, from a broader spectrum, the ties remained mutually beneficial during periods of active cooperation.
I faced ups and downs through these 19 years,' said Aleem while adding that 'Being an umpire sometimes you take right decisions and sometimes wrong but a good umpire is the one who tries to not make many mistakes,'
He said the nations faced ups and downs but they should not give up their ideology.
Prince William and Prince Charles have faced ups and downs in their relationship, but things are believed to have gotten better for the two. 
Ahmad Zia Rafat, a political science professor, said peace talks in a normal country faced ups and downs but there would be more hurdles when it came to Afghanistan because of the war's complexity.
Addressing an event at a local hotel in Karachi, Munter noted that the relations between US and Pakistan have always faced ups and downs and the US feels Pakistan does not want to cooperate in the war against terrorism.
Yet, since then the relationship between the two faced ups and downs over different approaches in governance.
As a long-term investor with experience in our activity we have, through our history, faced ups and downs in the rubber industry.
The South Azadegan has faced ups and downs for the last 12 years, he added, and its development can be expedited if domestic contractors are financed properly.
Pakistan and Nigeria relations have faced ups and downs as sometimes they become cold and sometimes cordial and warm but they have never been times when both states were hostile to each other.
He also cited the examples of the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Himesh Reshammiya and other stars to prove that everybody faced ups and downs in life.