front of head
the front part of the head between the forehead and the chin
漂亮的 / 圆的 / 有雀斑的面孔
a pretty/round/freckled face
He buried his face in his hands.
You should have seen the look on her face when I told her!
The expression on his face never changed.
an expression that is shown on sb's face
悲哀 / 幸福的面容；笑脸
a sad/happy/smiling face
Her face lit up (= showed happiness) when she spoke of the past.
His face fell (= showed disappointment, sadness, etc.) when he read the headlines.
Sue's face was a picture (= she looked very surprised, angry, etc.) as she listened to her husband's speech.
having the type of face or expression mentioned
used to refer to a person of the type mentioned
She looked around for a familiar face .
a well-known face on our television screens
It's nice to see some new faces here this evening.
I'm fed up of seeing the same old faces every time we go out!
a side or surface of sth
the north face of the mountain
The birds build their nests in the rock face.
How many faces does a cube have?
front of clock
the front part of a clock or watch
the particular character of sth
the changing face of Britain
a particular aspect of sth
the unacceptable face of capitalism
to disappear completely
Keep looking─they can't just have vanished off the face of the earth.
used to say that sb will not get a particular job or position because they do not have the appearance, personality, etc. that the employer wants, even when this should not be important
It doesn't matter how well qualified you are, if your face doesn't fit, you don't stand a chance.
somebody looks very angry
close to and looking at sb
The two have never met face to face before.
in a situation where you have to accept that sth is true and deal with it
She was at an early age brought face to face with the horrors of war.
of a person
面朝上 / 朝下
with your face and stomach facing upwards/downwards
She lay face down on the bed.
正面朝上 / 朝下；表面冲上 / 冲下
with the front part or surface facing upwards/downwards
Place the card face up on the pile.
to do sth that other people think is rude or shows a lack of respect without feeling embarrassed or ashamed
annoying sb by criticizing them or telling them what to do all the time
despite problems, difficulties, etc.
She showed great courage in the face of danger.
as a result of sth
He was unable to deny the charges in the face of new evidence.
to be less respected or look stupid because of sth you have done
used to say that sth seems to be good, true, etc. but that this opinion may need to be changed when you know more about it
On the face of it, it seems like a great deal.
to produce an expression on your face to show that you do not like sb/sth or in order to make sb laugh
What are you pulling a face at now?
to put on make-up
坚决反对某人 / 事物
to be determined to oppose sb/sth
Her father had set his face against the marriage.
if you say sth to sb's face , you say it to them directly rather than to other people
used to refer to a person whose name you cannot remember
Are you still working for what's her face?
if a plan, etc. blows up in your face , it goes wrong in a way that causes you damage, embarrassment, etc.
to pretend that you feel confident and happy when you do not
to eat a lot of food or too much food
to be made to look stupid
They were left with egg on their faces when only ten people showed up.
to fall so that you are lying on your front
to fail completely, usually causing embarrassment
His next television venture fell flat on its face.
to oppose or be the opposite of sth that is usual or expected
Such a proposal is flying in the face of common sense.
to show in a very obvious way that you have no respect for sb
to do sth when you are angry that is meant to harm sb else but which also harms you
used to emphasize that you have particular skills or qualities
‘I didn't know you could play the piano.’ ‘I'm not just a pretty face, you know!’
to avoid or help sb avoid embarrassment
She was fired, but she saved face by telling everyone she'd resigned.
to appear among your friends or in public
She stayed at home, afraid to show her face.
an action that seems to be intended as a deliberate insult to sb
to be obvious or easy to see
The answer was staring us in the face.
to be certain to happen
Defeat was staring them in the face.
if you keep a straight face , you do not laugh or smile, although you find sth funny
to destroy or remove sb/sth completely
of a feeling
to be very obvious to other people from the expression on sb's face
Guilt was written all over his face.
to be opposite sb/sth; to have your face or front pointing towards sb/sth or in a particular direction
She turned and faced him.
Most of the rooms face the sea.
The terrace faces south.
a north-facing wall
Stand with your feet apart and your hands facing upwards.
Which direction are you facing?
难对付的人 / 事物
if you face a particular situation, or it faces you, you have to deal with it
the problems faced by one-parent families
The company is facing a financial crisis.
She's faced with a difficult decision.
to accept that a difficult situation exists, although you would prefer not to
It's not always easy to face the truth.
She had to face the fact that her life had changed forever.
Face facts ─she isn't coming back.
Let's face it , we're not going to win.
if you can't face sth unpleasant, you feel unable or unwilling to deal with it
I just can't face work today.
I can't face seeing them.
to talk to or deal with sb, even though this is difficult or unpleasant
How can I face Tom? He'll be so disappointed.
to cover a surface with another material
a brick building faced with stone
to accept and deal with criticism or punishment for sth you have done
The others all ran off, leaving me to face the music.
to oppose or beat sb by dealing with them directly and confidently
to start a game such as ice hockey
Both teams are ready to face off.
to get ready to argue, fight or compete with sb
The candidates are preparing to face off on TV tonight.
to accept and deal with sth that is difficult or unpleasant
She had to face up to the fact that she would never walk again.
To beam is to have a big happy smile on your face.
To frown is to make a serious, angry or worried expression by bringing your eyebrows closer together so that lines appear on your forehead.
To glare or glower is to look in an angry, aggressive way.
To grimace is to make an ugly expression with your face to show pain, disgust, etc.
To scowl is to look at someone in an angry or annoyed way.
To smirk is to smile in a silly or unpleasant way that shows that you are pleased with yourself, know something that other people do not know, etc.
To sneer is to show that you have no respect for someone by turning your upper lip upwards.
These words can also be used as nouns.
She looked up with a puzzled frown.
He gave me an icy glare.
a grimace of pain
a vertical surface of a building or cliff
the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
- he dealt the cards face down
the striking or working surface of an implement
the general outward appearance of something
- the face of the city is changing
the feelings expressed on a person's face
- a sad expression
- a look of triumph
- an angry face
近义词: expression,look,aspect,facial expression
- I couldn't believe her boldness
- he had the effrontery to question my honesty
status in the eyes of others
- he lost face
the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
- he washed his face
- I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
近义词: human face
the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
a specific size and style of type within a type family
a contorted facial expression
- she made a grimace at the prospect
a surface forming part of the outside of an object
- he examined all sides of the crystal
- dew dripped from the face of the leaf
a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
- he looked out at a roomful of faces
- when he returned to work he met many new faces
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
- You must confront your problems
- He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes
近义词: confront,face up
present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
- We confronted him with the evidence
- He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions
- An enormous dilemma faces us
oppose, as in hostility or a competition
- You must confront your opponent
- Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
- The two enemies finally confronted each other
cover the front or surface of
- The building was faced with beautiful stones
line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
- face the lapels of the jacket
turn so as to face;turn the face in a certain direction
- Turn and face your partner now
turn so as to expose the face
- face a playing card
be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point;be opposite to
- The house looks north
- My backyard look onto the pond
- The building faces the park
- the facing page
- the two sofas face each other