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Meaning of "face-plant" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FACE-PLANT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FACE-PLANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Face-Plant 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-plant in English.

WHAT DOES FACE-PLANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of face-plant in the English dictionary

The definition of face-plant in the dictionary is to fall onto one's face, esp when skiing or snowboarding. Other definition of face-plant is an act or instance of falling onto one's face.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FACE-PLANT

PRESENT

Present
I face-plant
you face-plant
he/she/it face-plants
we face-plant
you face-plant
they face-plant
Present continuous
I am face-planting
you are face-planting
he/she/it is face-planting
we are face-planting
you are face-planting
they are face-planting
Present perfect
I have face-planted
you have face-planted
he/she/it has face-planted
we have face-planted
you have face-planted
they have face-planted
Present perfect continuous
I have been face-planting
you have been face-planting
he/she/it has been face-planting
we have been face-planting
you have been face-planting
they have been face-planting
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-planted
you face-planted
he/she/it face-planted
we face-planted
you face-planted
they face-planted
Past continuous
I was face-planting
you were face-planting
he/she/it was face-planting
we were face-planting
you were face-planting
they were face-planting
Past perfect
I had face-planted
you had face-planted
he/she/it had face-planted
we had face-planted
you had face-planted
they had face-planted
Past perfect continuous
I had been face-planting
you had been face-planting
he/she/it had been face-planting
we had been face-planting
you had been face-planting
they had been face-planting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you face-plant
we let´s face-plant
you face-plant
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to face-plant
Past participle
face-planted
Present Participle
face-planting
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-PLANT

face time
face to face
face up to
face validity
face value
face-ache
face-centred
face-harden
face-lift
face-off
face-saver
face-saving
face-to-face
faceable
facebar
Facebook
facecloth
facedown
faceless
facelessness

WORDS THAT END LIKE FACE-PLANT

air plant
assembly plant
bottling plant
chemical plant
eggplant
explant
gas plant
hair transplant
heating plant
house plant
implant
kidney transplant
manufacturing plant
nuclear plant
nuclear power plant
plant
pot plant
power plant
processing plant
repellant
transplant

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «face-plant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FACE-PLANT

Find out the translation of face-plant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of face-plant 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-plant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

面厂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cara planta
570 millions of speakers

English

face-plant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आमने संयंत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وجها مصنع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лицом завод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cara - planta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সামনা উদ্ভিদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

face- usine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kilang muka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

face- Anlage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

顔プラント
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

얼굴 플랜트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pasuryan-tanduran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mặt thực vật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நேருக்கு ஆலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चेहरा-वनस्पती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yüz bitki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

face - impianto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

twarzą roślin
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

особою завод
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fata - de plante
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόσωπο - φυτό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aangesig- plant
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ansikte - växt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ansikt- anlegget
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of face-plant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FACE-PLANT»

The term «face-plant» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.682 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FACE-PLANT» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FACE-PLANT»

Discover the use of face-plant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to face-plant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Plants
How does the height of the control plant compare with that of the face-to-face plant? How does it compare with the height of the other experimental plant? 7. Explain any significant difference, if you can. (HINT: If the face-to-face plant grew the ...
Joel Beller, Carl Raab, 1998
2
Skiing
What is the worst type of fall: 1) butt plant; 2) biff; 3) yard sale; or 4) face plant? Phil Parker San Rafael, California which the first part of the body to hit the snow is the face, a phenomenon that those who have experienced it find neither desirable ...
3
Skiing
What is the worst type of fall: 1) butt plant; 2) biff; 3) yard sale; or 4) face plant? Phil Parker San Rafael, California which the first part of the body to hit the snow is the face, a phenomenon that those who have experienced it find neither desirable ...
4
Managed Ecosystems and CO2: Case Studies, Processes, and ...
Perennial ryegrass under free-air-CO2 enrichment (FACE). Plant Physiol 118: 683–689 Rogers A, Allen DJ, Davey PA, Morgan PB, Ainsworth EA, Bernacchi CJ , Cornic G, Der- mody O, Heaton EA, Mahoney J, Zhu X-G, DeLucia EH, Ort DR, ...
Josef Nösberger, S.P. Long, R.J. Norby, 2006
5
Clark vs. The Rainforest
“Nice face plant, Clark!” Clark just swam to the edge of the pool and joined Peter with a big smile on his red face. “Did that hurt, Clark? Your face is bright red.” “No, that's just sunburn. I'm fine. That was fun.” “Go ahead. You guys can hike back ...
Michael Stubben, 2012
6
Wedding Bells at the Merry Dawn
Charlie leaned over and said quietly to Bill “Here comes 'Face Plant'” and he started laughing quietly. Face Plant as he was now known, had taken some rope and made some stirrups out of it. It looked funny but also looked like it might work.
Anthony Green, 2011
7
Slang: The Topical Dictionary of Americanisms
After a face plant, X (a sudden face-first fall), flapping one's arms and making like it was planned. A takeoff on snow angels made in new snow by kids. face plant. Landing on your face. Hitting the ground lace-first, as in "Joe hit a tree root and ...
Paul Dickson, 2010
8
Doogan: The Best of the Newspaper Columnist Alaskans Love to ...
Eighteen, I'm not complaining, mindyou. Considering what has happened to some people in the past couple of weeks, and what may happen to others in the next couple, I got off easy. I did a face plant on the Coastal Trail a week ago Friday.
Mike Doogan, Michael Carey, 2003
9
Plant Growth Signaling
A test with Lolium perenne grown for 10 years at two nitrogen fertilization levels under Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE). Plant Cell Environ 26:705–714 Ainsworth EA, Long SP (2005) What have we learned from 15 years of Free-Air CO2 ...
Laszlo Bögre, Gerrit Beemster, 2008
10
Plant Growth and Climate Change
A test with Lolium perenne grown for 10 years at two nitrogen fertilization levels under free air CO2 enrichment (FACE). Plant Cell Environ., 26, 705–714. Alberto, A.M., Ziska, L.H., Cervancia, C.R. & Manalo, P.A. (1996) The influence of ...
James I. L. Morison, Michael D. Morecroft, 2008

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term face-plant is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ant-Man: Marvels First Big Bomb
Ant-Man's face-plant will strike some as foreseeable, since its path to the screen has been rockier than any prior Marvel effort. Ant-Man was ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
2
US Runner Evan Jager's Triumph… and Face-Plant
US runner Evan Jager falls after tipping his trailing foot on the hurdles, allowing Kenya's Jairus Kipchoge Birech to win the men's 3,000m ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
Restaurant Review: The Guild House
That's fine; I'm not looking to face-plant in my steaming hot bowl of Pork Cheeks ($14), which are fantastic, by the way, in a robust marinara over nests of ... «Columbus Monthly, Jul 15»
4
Up in the Air: Behind the scenes, slides and hairspray on ITV's new …
... look like blue Smurf shoes to hurtle down the inflatable shoot, having to jog out the speed as we hit the bottom or else face-plant on to the mat ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
5
How to beat the Vegas summer heat
The FlowRider in the Pleasure Pool is a wave-in-a-box contraption that lets riders hang 10 or face-plant on the padding, all depending on your ... «Lights Vegas Action, Jul 15»
6
VIDEO: He hoovered that up! Florida man eats his way to pie eating …
This year it was won by local man Steve Carr: 'My strategy was face-plant into that pie and get right down to the crust and tear it up'. The Key ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
7
After overcoming adversity, distance runner Jessica O'Connell looks …
Stricken first by anemia, then pneumonia, was tough enough. Returning to competition only to face-plant in a major meet was certainly painful. «Edmonton Sun, Jul 15»
8
Quigley Makes History, Again, Securing Team USA Spot
Unable to recover from her near face-plant in the water, O'Connor faded to fourth (9:31.03). “Coaches Terry Long and Josh Seitz deserve a ton ... «Seminoles.com, Jun 15»
9
UFC Fight Night 70 Results: Machida vs. Romero Fight-Card …
After being dazed by a knee from Montgomery, Sims quickly rebounded with a destructive right hand that forced his opponent to face-plant. «Bleacher Report, Jun 15»
10
David White: Bartko's bold vision one to embrace, even if he does …
Better to face-plant trying to do something big than to always succeed at coming up small. David White: bydw@sbcglobal.net, @bydavidwhite. «Fresno Bee, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Face-Plant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/face-plant>. Apr 2020 ».
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