Definition of accident-prone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaksɪd(ə)ntprəʊn/


Tending to be involved in a greater than average number of accidents: he’s always been accident-prone the accident-prone chemicals giant suffered its ninth toxic discharge
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  • And 70% said their tiredness was so debilitating they felt ‘unable to function properly’ and were more clumsy and accident-prone.
  • On the other hand, I always was a clumsy, accident-prone little boy.
  • Despite being accident-prone and susceptible to tropical diseases, the dedicated biographer spent seven years travelling to nearly all the danger spots Greene visited, from Panama to Haiti to Mexico and Liberia.

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