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front

1. verb To pay for some item or service before it is rendered. Don't front too much money for Richie's latest scheme—it's bound to fail, like all the others. I had to front the dealer $2,000 for my new car.
2. verb, slang To confront or accost someone. I wouldn't front those guys, they're dangerous!
3. verb, slang To act inauthentically; to put on a front. A: "Kelly's no party girl, so I don't know why she feels like she has to front." B: "Probably so those dumb sorority girls will like her."
4. noun Something reputable that hides underhanded or illegal activities. You know their restaurant is just a front, right? Those guys are really in the mob.
5. noun A manner of inauthentic behavior. You don't have to put up a front for me, I'm your best friend—you can tell me how you're really feeling.

fronts

n. clothing; a sports jacket. You got some good-looking fronts there.
See also: front
References in classic literature ?
She was supported, half-carried, to the front bedroom.
Father Brown, though he knew every detail done behind the scenes, and had even evoked applause by his transformation of a pillow into a pantomime baby, went round to the front and sat among the audience with all the solemn expectation of a child at his first matinee.
The climax of this, as of all else, was the moment when the two front doors at the back of the scene flew open, showing the lovely moonlit garden, but showing more prominently the famous professional guest; the great Florian, dressed up as a policeman.
At about this limit of mental anarchy Father Brown's view was obscured altogether; for the City magnate in front of him rose to his full height and thrust his hands savagely into all his pockets.
When the front door opened he walked straight on to the stage of a Christmas pantomime, where he could be kicked, clubbed, stunned and drugged by the dancing harlequin, amid roars of laughter from all the most respectable people in Putney.
Before him, on the right, Rostov saw the front lines of his hussars and still farther ahead a dark line which he could not see distinctly but took to be the enemy.
"They will help me!" In front came a man wearing a strange shako and a blue cloak, swarthy, sunburned, and with a hooked nose.
Their door had been already opened, and they crowded tumultuously into the front room.
From the dark-wash denim, cut two jean fronts, two jean backs and any other pieces according to the pattern instructions.
The responsible persons of the united fronts of the united front work teams, the community and the united front work liaisons, and the liaisons of the party branches of various enterprises and institutions participated in the training.
In particular, the role of fronts has driven much of the historical discourse on cyclogenesis.
Fronts in TAFs and weather briefings often mean a day of delays and canceled plans.
High-quality cabinet drawers are built with a sturdy box and a separate decorative drawer front. But the drawer fronts on economy cabinets are part of the box itself.
And even if he can't come up with anything, when you go back to get the rear pads done in 10,000 miles, have them check the fronts again.
The melt area then increases, as the flow passes the pin area, until it reaches its highest value at the front line g-g, where the two flow fronts recombine at a point, called the first collision point (FCP).