VERBS be, feel, lie, look, seem, stand, watch John felt completely helpless. He lay helpless in the hospital ward. | become | leave sb, render sb He was left helpless and alone. She was rendered helpless by panic.
ADV. absolutely, completely, quite, totally, utterly | apparently, seemingly | physically
PREP. against She was helpless against his strength. | before Kirk stood helpless before this giant of a man. | in the face of feeling helpless in the face of all these rules and regulations | with She was helpless with anger.