Definition of face to face in English:

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face to face

Pronunciation: /ˈfās tə ˈfās/

adverb& adjective

1With the people involved being close together and looking directly at each other: [as adverb]: the two men stood face to face [as adjective]: a face-to-face conversation
More example sentences
  • Although smallpox can be spread by air currents, close face-to-face contact is far more effective.
  • Unlike the phone, or a face-to-face conversation, you don't need to answer right away on the internet.
  • Frankly, I'm pretty much as honest in face-to-face conversations, but not always.
Synonyms
facing (each other), opposite (each other), across from each other
1.1 [as adverb] In direct confrontation: he came face to face with a tiger
More example sentences
  • While the series was conceived as a way to bring Americans face-to-face with the reality of death, it did lose something of its impact as the show wore on.
  • He has already spent the equivalent of six years travelling and his adventures have brought him face-to-face with many challenges.
  • However, second generation migrants are brought face-to-face with the hypocrisies in any society.

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Syllabification: face to face

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