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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off(noun)

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face

  2. face-off(verb)

    (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

  3. face off, bully off(verb)

    start a game by a face-off

Wiktionary

  1. face off(Noun)

    (sports) The starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.

  2. face off(Noun)

    Either an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.

  3. face off(Verb)

    To confront someone

Freebase

  1. Face/Off

    Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta is an FBI agent and Cage is a terrorist, sworn enemies who assume the physical appearances of each other. The film exemplifies Woo's signature gun fu and heroic bloodshed action sequences, and has Travolta and Cage each playing two personalities, making both actors the protagonists and antagonists at the same time. It was the first Hollywood film in which Woo was given complete creative control and was acclaimed by both audiences and critics. Eventually grossing $245 million worldwide, Face/Off was a financial success, and has since become a cult classic.

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