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prone (verb) 1 Likely to do something or suffer from something especially something bad or harmful. 2 prostrate.

When you are prone to infection, there are god chances of your getting the infection. A person prone to errors is likely to make errors. A driver prone to accidents is likely to be involved in accidents. To be prone to is to be inclined to, to have a tendency to do something bad or suffer from something bad. When a person is prone on the ground, he lies with their stomach touching the ground.

  • Though old and good natured, he was to prone to fits of rage. Even the slightest unpleasant thing upset him and he would fly into a rage.
  • When drivers are tired after long driving, they are prone to accidents. They are too tired to traffic signals or take proper care in driving.
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