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English definition of “bent double”

bent double

adjective    
describes a person who 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 .Not holding the body uprightReclining
(Definition of bent double adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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