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face with

Meaning: If you are faced with something like a problem or a challenge, you have to deal with it.

For example:

  • be faced with sth European companies are faced with strong competition from Asian manufacturers.

  • be faced with sth My cousin Kenny is faced with the challenge of overcoming cancer.

Nouns often used as objects with
face with: challenge, problem, difficulty, competition, decision

Note: Almost always used with the verb "to be", as in "be faced with", "was faced with", "is faced with", "will be faced with", etc.

Quick Quiz:

I've been offered a good job in another company, so I have to decide whether to stay in the job I have now, or quit. I'm faced with
  1. a big decision
  2. a good job
  3. another company

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