face·​up | \ ˈfās-ˈəp How to pronounce faceup (audio) \

Definition of faceup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: with the face up

face up

faced up; facing up; faces up

Definition of face up (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to confront or deal directly with someone or something previously avoided usually used with tofaced up to my fears

Examples of faceup in a Sentence

Adverb The cards were dealt faceup.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Bridge with single-arm chest press Lie faceup with knees bent, feet hip-width apart, and left elbow bent and on the ground with a kettlebell in hand, knuckles faceup. Rozalynn S. Frazier, Health.com, "Hit All Your Major Muscles With This 6-Move Kettlebell Workout," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of faceup


1809, in the meaning defined above


1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Faceup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faceup. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of faceup

: with the face up

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