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adjective prone pronunciation in British English /prəʊn/

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  1. 1
    likely to do something or be affected by something, especially something bad
    prone to:

    The coastal region is prone to earthquakes.

    prone to do something:

    He’s prone to gain weight.


    an injury-prone football player

  2. 2
    formal lying flat with the front of your body facing downwards

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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