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trust

verb [I/T]  /trʌst/ us  

trust verb [I/T] (BELIEVE)

to have confidence in something, or to believe in someone: [T] Trust me – I would never lie to you. [T] I was tested, but I’m not sure I trust the results. [I] I have finally learned to trust in my own abilities.

trust verb [I/T] (HOPE)

to hope and expect that something is true: [T] I trust (that) you slept well?

trust

noun  /trʌst/ us  

trust noun (ARRANGEMENT)

[C/U] social studies a legal arrangement in which a person or organization controls property or money for the benefit of another person or organization: [U] The money is being held in trust for her until she turns 21. [C/U] social studies A trust is also a group of people or organizations that controls property or money for its own benefit, or the property or money controlled by the group: [C] The danger of trusts is that they can become very powerful.

trust noun (BELIEF)

[U] the belief that you can trust someone or something: Their relationship is based on trust and understanding. We were obviously wrong to put our trust in her.
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