Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun face-off

2 senses of face-off

Sense 1
confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off -- (a hostile disagreement face-to-face)
       => disagreement -- (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Sense 2
face-off -- ((ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players)
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb face-off

1 sense of face off

Sense 1
face off, bully off -- (start a game by a face-off)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

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