from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to put down by bold or impudent opposition.
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In fact it may have been a sense of his approaching demise that had given Coenus the courage to face down Alexander at the Hyphasis.
The same pride that later allowed her to face down the angry mob of Separatists on the steps of the Hegemony Consulate in South Tern and send them to their homes in shame.