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verb [transitive] trust pronunciation in British English /trʌst/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletrusting
past tensetrusted
past participletrusted
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  1. to be confident that someone is honest, fair, and reliable
    Both communities have to trust each other.
    Politicians just can’t be trusted.
    trust someone to do something: Can we trust you to give John the message?
    trust someone with something: I can always trust him with a secret.
    1. a.
      to be confident that something is safe, reliable, or effective
      Never trust cheap locks like these.
      trust something to do something: I wouldn’t trust that ladder to hold me up.
      trust someone’s judgment (=be confident that they can make good decisions): I trust his judgment on legal issues.


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