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noun trust pronunciation in American English /trʌst/
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pluraltrusts
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a feeling of confidence in someone that shows you believe they are honest, fair, and reliable

    Trust is an important issue between teenagers and their parents.

    trust in:

    public trust in police officers

    put/place (your) trust in someone/something:

    Sumner placed considerable trust in his lawyer.

    abuse/betray someone’s trust (=treat someone badly or dishonestly, although they trusted you):

    Jen had confided her secret to Mark, but he betrayed her trust.

  2. 3
    [uncountable] a situation in which someone is made responsible for another person or thing
    put someone/something in the trust of someone:

    She put her children in the trust of strangers.

    a position of trust (=a job in which you have a lot of responsibility and power):

    I don’t think a teenager can be expected to hold such a position of trust.

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