Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Aug 2008
    • Posts: 1

    Smile face-off

    Where should I use word "face-off"? What is the meaning of this word?
    When should I use this word?In what context do I need to use it?

    Is there any difference between face-off and face off?

    Is is possible to get some phrases which has this word in it?I mean some examples!


  1. thedaffodils's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 3,973

    Smile Re: face-off

    Hi! Welcome to the forums. I'm not a teacher.

    Here're the definition and example sentences from Cambridge Dictionaries Online.

    face off American

    if two people or two groups face off, they disagree about something and start to fight or oppose each other

    Increasingly, doctors and insurance companies are facing off over health care. [often + over]
    Amy and Mary Jo faced off in the street ready to fight.
    face-off mainly American
    an angry face-off between the neighbors [usually singular]
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    Hope this helps.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] "As Gas Prices Soar, Elderly Face Cuts in Aid"
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Jul-2008, 13:45
  2. His face split into a wide smile.
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2008, 21:55
  3. coming face to face with animals
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Sep-2007, 14:13


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts