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bent double

adjective uk   us  
Someone who is bent double is standing with their upper body curved forwards and down towards the ground, often as a result of strong emotion or pain: He was bent double with laughter/pain.
Translations of “bent double”
in Chinese (Traditional) (出於強烈的感情或疼痛)屈身的,彎腰的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (由于强烈的感情或疼痛)屈身的,弯腰的…
(Definition of bent double from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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