Definition of face off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

face off

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    face off

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  1. 1to start a game such as ice hockey Both teams are ready to face off.
  2. 2to argue, fight or compete with somebody, or to get ready to do this The candidates are preparing to face off on TV tonight. related noun face-off
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: face off