face-down


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face-down

also face down (fās′doun′)
adv.
In a position so that the face is down: a victim floating face-down in the water.
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A seven-year-old child was left face-down on the street on Boxing Day after a motorcyclist hit him and rode off.
They said staff at Carseview Centre in Dundee used face-down restraints violently and repeatedly over the past five years.
Walking up to the restaurant's entrance, Costa saw a woman lying on her back on the ground and two men lying face-down and inside pools of blood among the tables.
Interestingly, when the Android device was subjected to a drop test early this week, it managed to survive a couple of falls, including one that involved it tumbling to the ground face-down. 
Face down restraint, when a person is pinned face-down on the floor, is particularly dangerous, as well as extremely frightening to the person being restrained.
Research by Mind Cymru shows that there were 158 incidences of face-down restraint in Wales from April 2015 to April 2016.
The new LED modules use AuRoFUSE(TM) as a bonding material to eliminate the wire bonding*3 that is currently the mainstream method and enable face-down bonding.*4 This improves electrical characteristics while maintaining high thermal dissipation and makes smaller modules possible.
Bobbi Kristina's pop star mum Whitney drowned face-down in a bath in February 2012.
In a release, the show quoted Gordon's mother as saying that her son feels guilty because he tried but failed to help Brown breathe after finding her face-down in a bathtub on Jan.
Use your math skills to figure out what card will be needed for the top of the pyramid, and place it face-down, at the top.
CARE and support Minister Norman Lamb is expected to ask a North East mental health trust for an explanation as to why it is using the highest number of "face-down" physical restraints on patients.