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- n. The starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.
- n. Either an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.
- v. To confront someone
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- v. start a game by a face-off
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Kate stands to face off with our old buddy Lindgren one more time.
He walloped Burnsy's face off another shelf with a thud that shook every container in the room.
I am completely ripped, totally juiced, and I face off with a student in a mock football drill where I am the tackler/defender and he is the running backa game that will later be called Breakthrough and Conquer.
Peltonen sat behind his desk as cars went by out on the sunny street, the reflections from their windshields brightening his face off and on.
Instead of Cracker Jacks there would be bottomless Veuve Clicquot champagne, and instead of baseball it would be a very different game: polo, where two teams of four men on horseback face off in a match that is like a cross between soccer and croquet.
And crusty old vampyre bounces monkey cum's face off the hood of the Mercedes a couple of more times, then drops her and comes for me.
Chandris kept quiet, fighting back the awful temptation to turn around and pull the little puff-head's face off by the roots.