be liable to

be liable to
مُعَرَّض \ be liable to: (with a verb) to be expected to: Meat is liable to go bad in hot weather. liable: (with a noun) to be open to; always be in danger of: He’s liable to sudden attacks of fever. susceptible: easily moved in one’s feelings; feeling the effects of (sb. or sth.) more than most people: He was particularly susceptible to pretty girls. I am susceptible to colds. \ See Also قابِل لِـ

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