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depend on/upon sb/sth

phrasal verb with depend uk   /dɪˈpend/ us   /dɪˈpend/ verb [I]
  • (TRUST)

B2 to trust someone or something and know that that person or thing will help you or do what you want or expect him, her, or it 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 flights arriving on time.humorous You can depend on Jana to be late (= she is always late).

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