face one’s fears 不安と向き合う

May 5, 2015 =========
☆ face one’s fears 不安と向き合う
“Fear” can be used as a verb or a noun, in this phrasal verb, which is it? That’s right, it’s a noun. As a noun, your “fear” is an unpleasant feeling that you have when you think you are in a dangerous situation. “Face” can also be a noun or a verb, and of course in this case it is a verb. When you “face” something, you deal with it. So obviously, today’s phrasal verb means to deal with things that are scary or unpleasant for you.
Usually English phrasal verbs can be broken down into parts so that you can understand the meaning even if you don’t know the verb or phrasal verb itself. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t – but it doesn’t hurt to try! In other words, when you come across a word or verb or something “face your fear” and try to guess the meaning without your dictionary!