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rooted to the spot

unable to ​move: She was rooted to the ​spot with ​fear/​amazement.
(Definition of rooted to the spot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rooted to the spot”
in Chinese (Simplified) 呆若木鸡,一动不动…
in Chinese (Traditional) 呆若木雞,一動不動…
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