[ feys-tuh-feys ]
/ ˈfeɪs təˈfeɪs /
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with the fronts or faces toward each other, especially when close together.
involving close contact or direct opposition: a face-to-face confrontation of adversaries.
noting, relating to, or promoting interaction that takes place in person, as opposed to online interaction or electronic communications: face-to-face classrooms.Abbreviation: f2f, F2F, FTF, ftf
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of face-to-face

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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How to use face-to-face in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for face-to-face

face to face

adverb, adjective (face-to-face as adjective)
opposite one another
in confrontation
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Other Idioms and Phrases with face-to-face

face to face


In each other's presence, opposite one another; in direct communication. For example, The two chairmen sat face to face, or It's time his parents met the teacher face to face. [Mid-1300s]


Confronting each other, as in We were face to face with death during the avalanche. [Late 1800s]

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