trust1 W2S1 [trʌst] n
3¦(financial arrangement)¦
4 take something on trust
5 position of trust
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old Norse; Origin: traust 'confidence, trust']
1.) ¦(BELIEF)¦[U]
a strong belief in the honesty, goodness etc of someone or something
At first there was a lack of trust between them.
an agreement made on the basis of mutual trust (=when people trust each other)
put/place your trust in sb/sth
You shouldn't put your trust in a man like that.
You betrayed your father's trust (=did something bad even though he trusted you) .
breach of trust atbreach1 (3)
2.) ¦(ORGANIZATION)¦ [C usually singular]
an organization or group that has control over money that will be used to help someone else
a charitable trust
an arrangement by which someone has legal control of your money or property, either until you are old enough to use it or to ↑invest it for you
The money your father left you will be held in trust until you are 21.
4.) take sth on trust
to believe that something is true without having any proof
I just had to take it on trust that he would deliver the money.
5.) position of trust
a job or position in which you have been given the responsibility of making important decisions
6.) ¦(COMPANIES)¦ especially AmE a group of companies that illegally work together to reduce competition and control prices
anti-trust laws
trust 2
trust2 W3S2 v [T]
4 trust you/him/them etc (to do something)!
5 I trust (that)
Phrasal verbs
 trust in something/somebody
 trust to something
 trust somebody with something
1.) ¦(PEOPLE)¦
to believe that someone is honest or will not do anything bad or wrong
≠ ↑distrust, mistrust ↑mistrust
I just don't trust him.
trust sb to do sth
Can they be trusted to look after the house?
I didn't trust myself not to say something rude, so I just kept quiet.
trust sb completely/implicitly
He was a good driver and I trusted him implicitly.
not trust sb an inch/not trust sb as far as you can throw them
(=not trust someone at all)
to be sure that something is correct or right
= ↑believe in, rely on ↑rely on
Can we trust these statistics?
I trust his judgement completely.
Trust your instincts (=do what you feel is the right thing) !
3.) ¦(THINGS)¦
to be sure that something will work properly
= ↑rely on
Not trusting her voice, she shook her head.
trust sth to do sth
You can't trust the trains to run on time.
He sat down suddenly, as if he didn't trust his legs to support him.
4.) trust you/him/them etc (to do sth)!
spoken used to say that someone has behaved in a bad or stupid way that is typical of them
Trust you to write down the wrong number!
5.) I trust (that)
spoken formal used to say politely that you hope something is true
I trust that from now on you will take greater precautions.
tried and trusted attried2
trust in / [trust in sth/sb] phr v
to believe in someone or something
We trust in God.
trust to [trust to sth] phr v
to hope that what you want to happen will happen, because there is nothing you can do about it
I'll just have to trust to luck that it works out okay.
I hope I may trust to your discretion.
trust with [trust sb with sth] phr v
to let someone have something or have control over something, believing that they will be careful with it
I wouldn't trust him with the keys.
I'd trust her with my life.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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