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bent doubleadjective

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Someone who is bent double is ​standing with ​theirupperbodycurvedforwards and down towards the ​ground, often as a ​result of ​strongemotion or ​pain: He was bent double with ​laughter/​pain.
(Definition of bent double from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bent double”
in Chinese (Simplified) (由于强烈的感情或疼痛)屈身的,弯腰的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (出於強烈的感情或疼痛)屈身的,彎腰的…
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