English version

be orphaned

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe orphanedbe orphanedSSCto become an orphan She was orphaned when her parents died in a plane crash. orphan
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be orphaneda home for orphaned childrenI remember the night Kip was orphaned.Increased life expectancy means that it is now a rare occurrence for children to be orphaned.White was orphaned at 14 when his parents died in a car accident.Ben was orphaned at an early age and raised by an uncle.Many were orphaned by the disaster, others still suffer radiation sickness.
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