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  1. prostrate

    • IPA[ˈprästrāt]

    美式

    • adj.
      lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downward.;completely overcome or helpless, especially with illness, distress, or exhaustion
    • v.
      lay oneself flat on the ground face downward, especially in reverence or submission;(of distress, exhaustion, or illness) reduce (someone) to extreme physical weakness
    • verb: prostrate, 3rd person present: prostrates, gerund or present participle: prostrating, past tense: prostrated, past participle: prostrated

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    動詞

    • 1. lay oneself flat on the ground face downward, especially in reverence or submission she prostrated herself on the bare floor of the church
    • 2. (of distress, exhaustion, or illness) reduce (someone) to extreme physical weakness she was prostrated by a migraine that she could scarcely get up the stairs
    • 更多解釋
    • adj.
      lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downwards: there was a man praying before an idol, lying prostrate they surged forward around the prostrate figure on the ground
    • v.
      throw oneself flat on the ground so as to be lying face downwards, especially in reverence or ... she prostrated herself on the bare floor of the church

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