Definitions for face off
confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off(noun)
a hostile disagreement face-to-face
(ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
face off, bully off(verb)
start a game by a face-off
(sports) The starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.
Either an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.
To confront someone