face off

face off
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "face off":
present tense I/you/we/they face off he/she/it faces off present participle facing off past tense faced off past participle faced off
1) informal if people or groups face off, they compete or fight with each other

Soldiers and protesters faced off during riots.

2) to begin a game of ice hockey

The teams face off at 3 o'clock.

English dictionary. 2014.

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