face about

face about
(British usage) turn towards the other way; turn some object to face the other way; turn somebody to face the other way

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  • face about — ˌface a ˈbout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they face about he/she/it faces about present participle facing about past tense faced about …   Useful english dictionary

  • face about — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms face about : present tense I/you/we/they face about he/she/it faces about present participle facing about past tense faced about past participle faced about to turn and face in the opposite direction The… …   English dictionary

  • face-about — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from face about! : about face …   Useful english dictionary

  • Face — Face, v. i. 1. To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite. To lie, to face, to forge. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left. [1913 Webster] Face about, man; a soldier, and afraid! Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • About — A*bout , adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Tis time to look about. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across. [1913 Webster] 3. Here and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • about face — Synonyms and related words: about turn, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, afterthoughts, alchemy, alteration, amelioration, apostasy, assimilation, assumption, back track, back trail, backing, backing off, backing out, backing up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • About Face (album) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir About Face. About Face Album par David Gilmour Sortie 27 mars 1984 Enregistrement Studios Pathé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • face — faceable, adj. /fays/, n., v., faced, facing. n. 1. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin. 2. a look or expression on this part: a sad face. 3. an expression or look that indicates ridicule, disgust, etc.; grimace: The child… …   Universalium

  • face */*/*/ — I UK [feɪs] / US noun [countable] Word forms face : singular face plural faces 1) the front part of your head, where your eyes, nose, and mouth are She wiped her face. He had a big smile on his face. The ball hit me in the face. a) the expression …   English dictionary

  • about — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English abūtan, from 1a + būtan outside more at but Date: before 12th century 1. a. reasonably close to < about a year ago > b. almost < about starved > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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