outface

[ out-feys ]
/ ˌaʊtˈfeɪs /
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verb (used with object), out·faced, out·fac·ing.

to cause to submit by or as if by staring down; face or stare down.
to face or confront boldly; defy.

Origin of outface

First recorded in 1520–30; out- + face
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British Dictionary definitions for outface

outface

/ (ˌaʊtˈfeɪs) /

verb (tr)

to face or stare down
to confront boldly or defiantly
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Word Origin and History for outface

outface


v.

1520s, from out (adv.) + face (v.). Related: Outfaced; outfacing.

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