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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.
See also: face, up

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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Seconds later he looked up and saw his brother lying on the ground faceup. Blood was pouring from his chest, and he was not moving.
The BPPT is performed with the patient lying faceup. First, a gentle shoulder depression is carried out, followed by a glenohumeral abduction and external rotation, wrist and finger extension, and elbow extension [11].
Although the two superstars were working together, they didn't share many scenes in the film until they finally faceup to each other towards the end.
You just unroll the sheet, lay it faceup on a flat metal roofing panel, and press it onto the panel, while your assistant pulls the protective sheet off the sticky backing.
Lying faceup, Valencia's nearly nude body went undiscovered for nine hours that hot summer Saturday until a neighbor, thinking the boy in the blue shorts might be a partyer who had passed out the night before, walked over to see if he could wake him--and saw the blood.
(4) Empire and the multitude are two faces of the same coin, and Hardt and Negri have wagered which side will land faceup in the end.
paper training with the funnies faceup. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Such anal-aggressive desublimation is everywhere in Kelley's
Holding your hands out in front of you, turn both palms faceup. Each finger can represent a different place on a place-value chart.
They used light-colored pastels to chalk the underside of the tracing paper and then placed it faceup and gently drew over their lines to transfer to the black surface.
The camera shutters go off in succession with the sound that a playing card makes when laid faceup on a baize-covered table at a casino.
Any document, transparency or X-ray placed faceup on the unit is displayed in full color on any TV, monitor, multimedia projector or display device.
In coplanar technology, the FET temperature profile depends considerably on the device geometry (gate-to-gate spacing, source island interconnect) and the mounting conditions (on-wafer or single-chip die, chip thickness, conventional faceup or flip-chip attac hment to a heat sink [4]).
When kids adopt a new posture--such as advancing from lying faceup to sitting or from a sitting to a crawling position--their world changes so much that they have to take a new course in body control.
These guidelines have recommended since the mid-1990s that babies sleep faceup in an empty crib or bassinet to avoid accidental suffocation.
Sitting faceup on the musician's lap, it is played (at first) as a percussion instrument, Sehnaoui striking the strings with sticks, leaning on the neck of the thing to bend the notes.