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English definition of “rely on sb/sth”

rely on sb/sth

phrasal verb with rely     /rɪˈlaɪ/ verb
B2 to need a particular thing or the help and support of someone or something in order to continue , to work correctly , or to succeed : [+ -ing verb] The success of this project relies on everyone mak ing an effort . I rely on you for good advice . [+ to infinitive] I'm relying on the garage to fix the car by tomorrow .Being based on or depending on something B2 to trust someone or something or to expect them or it to behave in a particular way: British weather can never be relied on - it's always changing . [+ -ing verb] Don't rely on find ing me here when you get back (= I might have gone).Trusting and not trusting
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