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English definition of “take sb at their word”

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take sb at their word

( also take sb's word for it)
B2 to believe that what someone says is true: He said he'd give me a job and I just took him at his word. If he says there's $500 in the envelope, then I'll take his word for it.
Translations of “take sb at their word”
in Chinese (Traditional) 相信(某人)的話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相信(某人)的话…
(Definition of take sb at their word from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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