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adjective uk   /prəʊn/  us   /proʊn/

prone adjective (TENDING)

be prone to sth/do sth
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C2 likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic: I've always been prone to headaches. He was prone to depression even as a teenager. She's prone to exaggerate, that's for sure.

prone adjective (LYING DOWN)

formal lying on the front with the face down: The photograph showed a man lying prone on the pavement, a puddle of blood about his head.
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