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As a journalist, I cannot help imagining with excitement a new era with a face-off between Hedi Slimane at YSL and Raf Simons at Dior - a magnificent battle of style and wills to echo the Armani/Versace, Gucci/Prada or even Chanel/Schiaparelli face-offs of earlier years. But I remind myself that this is not a game of chess.
Suzy Menkes

Meaning of "face-off" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FACE-OFF

face-off play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FACE-OFF

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Face-Off is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb face-off in English.

WHAT DOES FACE-OFF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

face-off

Face-off

A face-off is the method used to begin play in ice hockey and some other sports. The two teams line up in opposition to each other, and the opposing skaters attempt to gain control of the puck after it is dropped between their sticks by an official. Face-offs are generally handled by centres, although some wingers handle face-offs and very rarely, some defensemen as well. One of the referees drops the puck at centre ice to start each period and following the scoring of a goal. The linesmen are responsible for all other face-offs.

Definition of face-off in the English dictionary

The first definition of face-off in the dictionary is the method of starting a game, in which the referee drops the puck, etc between two opposing players. Other definition of face-off is a confrontation. Face-Off is also to start play by.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FACE-OFF

PRESENT

Present
I face-off
you face-off
he/she/it face-offs
we face-off
you face-off
they face-off
Present continuous
I am face-offing
you are face-offing
he/she/it is face-offing
we are face-offing
you are face-offing
they are face-offing
Present perfect
I have face-offed
you have face-offed
he/she/it has face-offed
we have face-offed
you have face-offed
they have face-offed
Present perfect continuous
I have been face-offing
you have been face-offing
he/she/it has been face-offing
we have been face-offing
you have been face-offing
they have been face-offing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I face-offed
you face-offed
he/she/it face-offed
we face-offed
you face-offed
they face-offed
Past continuous
I was face-offing
you were face-offing
he/she/it was face-offing
we were face-offing
you were face-offing
they were face-offing
Past perfect
I had face-offed
you had face-offed
he/she/it had face-offed
we had face-offed
you had face-offed
they had face-offed
Past perfect continuous
I had been face-offing
you had been face-offing
he/she/it had been face-offing
we had been face-offing
you had been face-offing
they had been face-offing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will face-off
you will face-off
he/she/it will face-off
we will face-off
you will face-off
they will face-off
Future continuous
I will be face-offing
you will be face-offing
he/she/it will be face-offing
we will be face-offing
you will be face-offing
they will be face-offing
Future perfect
I will have face-offed
you will have face-offed
he/she/it will have face-offed
we will have face-offed
you will have face-offed
they will have face-offed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been face-offing
you will have been face-offing
he/she/it will have been face-offing
we will have been face-offing
you will have been face-offing
they will have been face-offing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would face-off
you would face-off
he/she/it would face-off
we would face-off
you would face-off
they would face-off
Conditional continuous
I would be face-offing
you would be face-offing
he/she/it would be face-offing
we would be face-offing
you would be face-offing
they would be face-offing
Conditional perfect
I would have face-off
you would have face-off
he/she/it would have face-off
we would have face-off
you would have face-off
they would have face-off
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been face-offing
you would have been face-offing
he/she/it would have been face-offing
we would have been face-offing
you would have been face-offing
they would have been face-offing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you face-off
we let´s face-off
you face-off
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to face-off
Past participle
face-offed
Present Participle
face-offing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FACE-OFF

face the music
face time
face to face
face up to
face validity
face value
face-ache
face-centred
face-harden
face-lift
face-plant
face-saver
face-saving
face-to-face
faceable
facebar
Facebook
facecloth
facedown
faceless

WORDS THAT END LIKE FACE-OFF

cut-off
die-off
drive-off
drop-off
kick-off
on-off
one-off
play-off
pull-off
rake-off
roll-on-roll-off
roll-on/roll-off
set-off
show-off
showing-off
spin-off
stop-off
trade-off
turn-off
write-off

Synonyms and antonyms of face-off in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «face-off» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FACE-OFF

Find out the translation of face-off to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of face-off from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «face-off» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对峙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cara a cara
570 millions of speakers

English

face-off
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टकराव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المواجهة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вбрасывание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

face-off
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুখ বন্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

face à face
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Muka depan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Face-Off
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

対決
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

페이스 오프
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ngadepi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mặt -off
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முகம் ஆஃப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yüz-off
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

face - off
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

face - off
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вкидання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fata - off
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόσωπο - off
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

face-off
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nedsläpp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

face -off
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of face-off

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FACE-OFF»

The term «face-off» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.828 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FACE-OFF» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about face-off

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QUOTES WITH «FACE-OFF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word face-off.
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Suzy Menkes
As a journalist, I cannot help imagining with excitement a new era with a face-off between Hedi Slimane at YSL and Raf Simons at Dior - a magnificent battle of style and wills to echo the Armani/Versace, Gucci/Prada or even Chanel/Schiaparelli face-offs of earlier years. But I remind myself that this is not a game of chess.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FACE-OFF»

Discover the use of face-off in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to face-off and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Face Off
FACE OFF includes the first meeting of Ian Rankin's Rebus and Peter James' Roy Grace; a case for Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, as well as a page-turning mystery starring Lee Child's Jack Reacher and ...
David Baldacci, 2014
2
Face Off: How to Draw Amazing Caricatures & Comic Portraits
How to draw hair as two simple lines, why drawing the parts of a face in the same order every time can cut minutes off your work, and tons of other handy tricks of the craft! Practice the simple techniques in this book, then start drawing!
Harry Hamernik, 2006
3
Face Off
Apple and Kola rage fiery warfare against the enemies determined to bring them down. But now, both contenders stronger than ever, will have to Face Off once and for all.
Nisa Santiago, 2013
4
Face-Off
FACE-OFF A jealous teammate can lead to danger on the ice.
Matt Christopher, 2009
5
Front Page Face-Off
Twelve-year-old Delilah James is one of the top reporters at Brighton Junior Academy and dreams of becoming a Junior Global Journalist.
Jo Whittemore, 2010
6
Face/Off
To locate the bomb and stop the blast, supercop Sean Archer must literally trade faces with his archenemy, using sophisticated laser surgery to fool his fellow cops, his own wife, even the terrorist's brother. The trick works--too well.
Clark Carlton Mike, 1997
7
Face off: China, the United States, and Taiwan's democratization
The first book to look at Taiwan’s first presidential election, in the spring of 1996, which sparked a China-U.S. military showdown.
John W Garver, 2011
8
Lacrosse Face-Off
Eleven-year-old Garry, embarrassed when his unathletic brother joins his lacrosse team, faces a bigger problem when the team bully turns on both of them.
Matt Christopher, Stephanie True Peters, 2010
9
Face Off
Face Off begins where Power Plays ends, the girls have shifted from hockey to ball with an exciting summer looming before them.
Maureen Ulrich, 2012
10
Face-Off at the Alamo
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Roy MacGregor, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FACE-OFF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term face-off is used in the context of the following news items.
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Abu Jundal case: Questions for Headley video face-off in the works
Officials said these statements are being studied to prepare the questionnaire for a possible face-off between the two over video-conference. «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
Avoid face-off on guns in court row
The Law Association is calling on acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams and Chief Justice Ivor Archie to put their differences aside to ... «Trinidad Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Shake Shack, Panera Bread, Dunkin' Brands Face-Off for Analyst …
Refresh Browser. Error Code: 400-101. 187086321. Shake Shack, Panera Bread, Dunkin' Brands Face-Off for Analyst Approval. Now watching. «Yahoo Finance, Jul 15»
4
Penny Wong and Cory Bernardi to face-off over same-sex marriage …
The pair will face-off at the end of this month before the issue is brought to a head in August with the return of Parliament and the moving of a ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
5
The Capitals Following Neutral-Zone Face-Off Wins
In other words, more than half the time the Caps won a face-off at center ice, the opposition fired the next shot. That's terrible. Real terrible. «Japers' Rink, Jul 15»
6
Navy, Notre Dame To Face-Off At EverBank Field In 2016
As thunder boomed in the stadium, Carl Cannon, Chairman of the Jacksonville Sports Council announced, “I'm honored to be here today to ... «WJCT NEWS, Jul 15»
7
Serena and Sharapova face-off for 20th time
It's the 20th instalment of tennis's greatest non-rivalry and this time Maria Sharapova isn't talking up her chances. A loser in the past 16 ... «3News NZ, Jul 15»
8
India vs Australia face-off in January 2016, this time 5 ODIs and 3 …
India and Australia are set for yet another face off. This time there will be no Tests. Just ODIs and Twenty20 matches between the two teams . «Tehelka, Jul 15»
9
US, Russia face-off in Middle East
For those who believe that what governments do is related to what they say, Moscow's and Washington's statements about one another are ... «Al-Monitor, Jul 15»
10
Music streaming face-off: Rdio, Spotify and Apple Music
Music is a part of everyone's life, in some way or form. Back in the day, owning music was the way to go, whether those were vinyl records, ... «AppAdvice, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Face-Off [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/face-off>. Sep 2019 ».
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