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face / cara
 
face   [feɪs]
A. -noun
1. (=part of body)   cara (f),   rostro (m)
·the wind was [blowing] in our faces
·el viento soplaba de cara
a. the bomb [blew up] in his face =   la bomba estalló delante suyo
·it all blew up in his face
*
(figurative)   le salió el tiro por la culata *
b. I could never [look] him in the face again =   no tendría valor para mirarle a la cara de nuevo
c. to say something [to] somebody'noun face =   decirle algo a la cara a somebody, someone
·I told him to his face
·se lo dije a la cara
·to bring somebody face to face with somebody
·confrontar somebody, someone con somebody, someone
·to bring two people face to face
·poner a dos personas cara a cara,   confrontar a dos personas
·to come face to face with
[+person]   encontrarse cara a cara con
[+problem, danger]   enfrentarse con
d. face [up] =   boca arriba
e. to put a brave or > good face on it
(United States)   poner al mal tiempo buena cara
f. get out of my face!   **   ¡déjame en paz! *
g. to [lose] face   quedar mal,   desprestigiarse
h. to be [off] one'noun face
(British, Great Britain)   **   estar como una cuba *
i. to [put] one'noun face on   *   maquillarse,   pintarse
j. to [save] face   salvar las apariencias,   quedar bien
k. to [set] one'noun face against something   oponerse resueltamente a algo
l. to [show] one'noun face   dejarse ver
m. [shut] your face!   **   ¡cállate la boca! *,   ¡calla la boca! *
blue  
egg  
laugh  
plain  
pretty  
slap  
stuff  
2. (=expression)   cara (f),   expresiónoun (f)
·a [happy] face
·una cara alegre or de Pascua
a. his face [fell] =   puso cara larga
b. a [long] face =   una cara larga
c. to [make] or [pull] faces (at somebody) =   hacer muecas (a somebody, someone)
·to [pull] a (wry) face
·poner mala cara
3. (=person)   cara (f)
·there were plenty of [familiar] faces at the party
·había muchas caras conocidas en la fiesta
·we need some [new] or [fresh] faces on the team
·el equipo necesita sangre nueva
4. (=surface)   superficie (f)
a. [of dial, watch]   esfera (f)
b. [of sundial]   cuadrante (m)
c. [of mountain, cliff, coin, playing card]   cara (f)
d. [of building]   fachada (f),   frente (m)
e. it'noun vanished off the face of the [earth]   ha desaparecido de la faz de la tierra
5. (=aspect)
·the unacceptable face of capitalism
·los aspectos inadmisibles del capitalismo
·the changing face of modern politics
·la cambiante fisonomía de la política actual
6. (=effrontery)   descaro (m),   cara (f),   caradura (f)
·to [have] the face to do something
·tener el descaro de hacer algo
7. (=typeface)   tipo (m) de imprenta
8. (in set expressions)
a. face [down(wards)]   [person, card]   boca abajo
b. [in] the face of
[+enemy]   frente a
[+threats, danger]   ante
[+difficulty]   en vista de,   ante
c. [on] the face of it =   a primera vista,   a juzgar por las apariencias
d. face [up(ward)]   [person, card]   boca arriba
e. to [fly] in the face of reason   oponerse abiertamente a la razónoun
B. -transitive verb
1. (=be facing)
[+person, object]   estar de cara a
(=be opposite)   estar enfrente de
·face the wall!
·¡ponte de cara a la pared!
·turn it to face the fire
·gíralo para que esté de cara al fuego
·to sit facing the engine
·estar sentado de frente a la locomotora
·they sat facing each other
·se sentaron uno frente al or enfrente del otro
a. to face both ways   dar una de cal y otra de arena
2. [room, building]
2.1. (=overlook)   dar a,   tener vista a
·my room faces the sea
·mi cuarto da al mar
2.2. (=be opposite to)
[+building]   estar enfrente de
·the flat faces the Town Hall
·el piso está enfrente del Ayuntamiento
3. (=confront)
[+enemy, danger, problem, situation]   enfrentarse a
[+consequences]   hacer frente a,   afrontar
·many people are facing redundancy
·muchas personas se ven enfrentadas al desempleo
·I can't face him
(ashamed)   no podría mirarle a los ojos
·we are faced with serious problems
·se nos plantean graves problemas
·he faces a fine of £200 if convicted
·le espera una multa de £200 si lo declaran culpable
·he was faced with a class who refused to cooperate
·se encontraba ante una clase que se negaba a cooperar
·faced with the prospect of living on his own, he ...
·ante la perspectiva de vivir solo, ...
a. to face [facts] =   aceptar los hechos or la realidad
·to face the fact that ...
·reconocer que ...
·we will face him with the facts
·le expondremos los hechos or la realidad
b. let'noun face [it]! =   ¡seamos realistas!,   ¡reconozcámoslo!
c. to face the music   afrontar las consecuencias
4. (=bear, stand)
a. I [can't] face breakfast this morning =   hoy no podría desayunar nada
·I can't face this alone
·no me veo capaz de enfrentar esto solo
·I can't face changing jobs again
·no me veo capaz de volver a cambiar de trabajo
5. (=clad)   revestir
·a wall faced with concrete
·una pared revestida de hormigónoun
6. (sewing)
(on inside)   forrar   (on outside)   recubrir
·the hood is faced with silk
·la capucha está forrada de seda
C. -intransitive verb
1. [person, animal]
(=look)   mirar hacia
(=turn)   volverse hacia
·face this way!
·¡vuélvete hacia aquí!
·right face!
(United States)   (military)   ¡derecha!
·about face!
(United States)   (military)   ¡media vuelta!
2. [building]
·which way does the house face?
·¿en qué direcciónoun está orientada la casa?
·it faces east/towards the east
·da al este/mira hacia el este
D. -compound
·face card   -noun
(United States)   figura (f)
·face cloth   -noun   face flannel
·face cream   -noun   crema (f) para la cara
·face flannel   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   toallita (f)
(=glove)   manopla (f) para lavarse la cara
·face mask   -noun   mascarilla (f)   (Cosmetics)   face pack
·face pack   -noun   mascarilla (f) facial
·face paint   -noun   pintura ornamental para la cara
·face powder   -noun   polvos masculine plural para la cara
·face value   -noun
a. [of coin, stamp]   valor (m) nominal
b. to take somebody at face value   juzgar a somebody, someone por las apariencias
·I took his statement at (its) face value
·tomé lo que dijo en sentido literal
 
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