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English definition of “depend on/upon sb/sth”

depend on/upon sb/sth

(TRUST) phrasal verb with depend     /dɪˈpend/ verb [I]
B2 to trust someone or something and know that they will help you or do what you want or expect them to do: You can always depend on Michael in a crisis. [+ to infinitive] I'm depending on you to keep your promise. [+ -ing verb] You can't always depend on the trains arriving on time.humorous You can depend on Jane to be late (= she is always late).Trusting and not trusting
(Definition of depend on/upon sb/sth (TRUST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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