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phrasal verbNorth American
Take up an attitude of confrontation, especially at the start of a fight or game.‘close to a million soldiers face off in the desert’
- ‘Joseph stepped away from the fallen soldiers and faced off against Saldraen.’
- ‘At the end of the month, weekly winners will then move on to the deathmatch round, facing off in a final reader poll.’
- ‘Divided into two teams of four, they face off in a game of paintball warfare in the woods.’
- ‘Some 60,000 French soldiers faced off 6,000 English soldiers, mainly archers.’
- ‘This one of the most dangerous situations on the globe: two large countries with nuclear capability facing off against each other.’
- ‘Ellis now found himself at Tiger Stadium for the All-Star Game, facing off against Blue in an historic matchup of minority pitchers.’
- ‘The two teams will face off in a second game on Saturday at 2 p.m.’
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