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.
New controls to stop the deliberate use of face-down restraint for people receiving care launched by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb.
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.