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[adv. feys-doun; n. feys-doun] /adv. ˈfeɪsˈdaʊn; n. ˈfeɪsˌdaʊn/
with the face or the front or upper surface downward:
He was lying facedown on the floor. Deal the cards facedown on the table.
Also, face-down. Informal. a direct confrontation; showdown.
Origin of facedown
1930-35; (def 1) face + down1; (def 2) noun use of verb phrase face down Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fifth generation shuffled forward, then flopped facedown.
  • Then the current took hold, flipping them facedown into the frigid water.
  • The plates, she noted, are decorated only on what would normally be there undersides and were placed facedown on the bodies.
  • Katy's group mates found her nearly half a mile downstream, facedown in two feet of water.
  • Leave the iron facedown for longer than eight minutes, and it shuts itself off.
  • To start, you're fitted into a harness in a horizontal, facedown position.
  • Such exercises include leg lifts done in a facedown position, straight leg sit-ups, and leg curls using exercise equipment.
  • He threw me on the bed facedown, his knee in the middle of my back.
  • She was lying facedown across his bed, asleep, with the morning sun slanting into the cabin.
  • The vehicle dropped facedown into a large ditch, according to police reports.

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