I thought I was informed the usage of "susceptible", which is, to be susceptible to + noun

He's highly susceptible to flattery. src

She isn't very susceptible to flattery. src

These plants are particularly susceptible to frost. src

In the examples above, all of the words come after "susceptible to" are nouns.

However, Oxford Learner's dictionaries says

[not usually before noun]

Could someone make up a situation where "to be susceptible to" is not with a noun or a noun phrase?

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The dictionary definition you're linking to is about "susceptible", not "to be susceptible to".

In all of your examples, susceptible is used before a preposition ("to"), not a noun ("flattery"/"frost").

You are correct that "susceptible to" is generally before a noun (or noun phrase).

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