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face vb. (1 a 16th cent. use)
1. to show a false face, maintain a false appearance 1H6 V. iii. 141 “flatter, face, or feign.”
2. to brave, bully Shr. IV. iii. 125, &c.; “ down,” insist or maintain to a person's face that . . . Err. III. i. 6; “ it out,” brazen it out H5 III. ii. 36; “ out of,” exclude impudently from, bully out of Tw.N. IV. ii. 103, V. i. 92, H5 III. vii. 95; see also CARD sb. 1
3. to trim Shr. IV. iii. 123 (to a tailor, quibblingly) “Thou hast f-d many things,” 1H4 V. i. 74 (fig.) “To the garment of rebellion With some fine colour.”
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