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in front of

Definition of in front of

  1. 1 :  directly before or ahead of (something or someone) <A tree stood in front of the house.> <A deer ran (out) in front of the car.>

  2. 2 :  in the future for <They are frightened of what lies in front of them.>

  3. 3 :  in the presence of (someone) <We shouldn't argue in front of the children.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  forehead

    :  the whole face

    :  external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity

  1. :  to have the front or principal side adjacent to something

    :  to have frontage on something

    :  to serve as a front

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the front

    :  acting as a front

    :  articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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