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face up (or upwards)

Definition of face up or upwards in English:

With the face or surface turned upwards to view: place the panel face up before cutting
More example sentences
  • Let's start with cards on the table face upwards.
  • Placing an object face upwards so as to be visible to a friend a hundred miles away would be to put it in the public sphere.
  • We'd deal a hand each, put the rest of the deck between us, turn the top card on the deck face up, and begin.
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