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depend

verb [I] uk   /dɪˈpend/ us  
B1 to be decided by or to change according to the stated thing: Whether or not we go to Mexico for our holiday depends on the cost. [+ question word] I might go to the cinema tomorrow - it depends what time I get home from work.Being based on or depending on something it (all) depends B1 informal it is not decided yet: "Are you going to Emma's party?" "I don't know, it depends - we might be going away that weekend."Being based on or depending on something
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