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confide

verb [I or T] uk   /kənˈfaɪd/ us  
to tell something secret or personal to someone who you trust not to tell anyone else: [+ that] He confided (to her) that his hair was not his own. [+ speech] "My husband doesn't know yet, but I'm going to leave him," she confided.
confiding
adjective uk   /-ˈfaɪ.dɪŋ/ us  
a confiding tone/whisper
confidingly
adverb uk   /-ˈfaɪ.dɪŋ.li/ us  
She spoke in a low voice, leaning towards him confidingly.
Phrasal verbs
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