Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) susceptible to attack or harm
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be put in a vulnerable position
The adjective 'vulnerable' describes something or someone who is especially liable or at risk of being attacked or harmed physically or emotionally. Someone might be vulnerable due to their age, special needs or disadvantage. These kinds of people can be described as 'vulnerable people', people who it might be easier to take advantage of. A country might be 'vulnerable to attack' if they don't have adequate defences.
Social Examples (Basic)
Children and the elderly are especiallyvulnerable to infectiondue to their comparatively weaker immune systems.
Tom's demotion put him ina vulnerable position financially, especially with a mortgage to pay off.
Professional Examples (Basic)
We are vulnerable to changes in market trends at the moment.
They have created an app that allows vulnerable people to access help anonymously.
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