prostrate oneself

Definition of prostrate oneself

  1. :  to lie down with one's face turned toward the ground The worshippers prostrated themselves before the shrine.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  stretched out with face on the ground in adoration or submission

    :  lying flat

    :  completely overcome and lacking vitality, will, or power to rise

  1. :  to throw or put into a prostrate position

    :  to put (oneself) in a humble and submissive posture or state

    :  to reduce to submission, helplessness, or exhaustion

  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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