Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

vulnerable

vulnerable
Meaning(s)
1) susceptible to attack or harm
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    • be put in a vulnerable position
  • Analysis
     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)
    1. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to infection due to their comparatively weaker immune systems.
    2. Tom's demotion put him in a vulnerable position financially, especially with a mortgage to pay off. 
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We are vulnerable to changes in market trends at the moment.
    2. They have created an app that allows vulnerable people to access help anonymously.
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