Meaning of face down in English:

face down

(also face downwards)

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phrase

  • With the face or surface turned towards the ground.

    ‘he lay face down on his bed’
    • ‘He grinned, and lay face down on the ground, taking up nearly all the space in the room.’
    • ‘Landulf wept and lay face down on the ground until the emperor sent his proceres over to raise him up and bring him.’
    • ‘Lie face down on the ground, with your hands under your chin and your elbows tucked in close to your body.’
    • ‘These had been knocked down by the force of the wind and now lay face down on the tarmac.’
    • ‘Paul is lying face down on a treatment couch in a room at the Healing Clinic in York's Fulford Cross.’
    • ‘One look to the buggy said he wasn't there and one to the floor showed him lying face down having fallen out.’
    • ‘I had tripped up and was tumbling over it face down, prone and helpless, the way you do in a bad dream.’
    • ‘Stick them on to individual pieces of card and lay them face down on the table.’
    • ‘The athlete then uses their arms to pull them, feet first, upwards, simultaneously turning about the pole so that they can cross the bar face downwards before dropping on to the mat.’
    • ‘He suffered a head injury and was found face down in the shallow water by a passer-by on Sunday morning.’
    face down, lying face down, face downwards, on one's stomach, on one's front
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phrasal verb

  • face someone or something down, face down someone or somethingOvercome someone or something by a show of determination.

    • ‘he faced down persistent hecklers at a noontime rally’
    stand up to, outface, cow, overawe, intimidate, browbeat, confront, beard, outstare, stare down, stare out, defy
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