Definition of face off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

face off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1 to start a game such as hockey Both teams are ready to face off.
  2. 2to get ready to argue, fight, or compete with someone The candidates are preparing to face off on TV tonight. related noun face-off
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