trust2 S2 W3 [transitive]
to believe that someone is honest or will not do anything bad or wrong [≠ distrust, mistrust]:
I just don't trust him.
trust somebody to do something
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 somebody completely/implicitly
He was a good driver and I trusted him implicitly.
not trust somebody an inch/not trust somebody 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]:
Can we trust these statistics?
I trust his judgement completely.
Trust your instincts (=do what you feel is the right thing)!
to be sure that something will work properly [= rely on]:
Not trusting her voice, she shook her head.
trust something to do something
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.
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 spoken formal
used to say politely that you hope something is true:
I trust that from now on you will take greater precautions.
trust in something/somebodyphrasal verb
We trust in God.
trust to somethingphrasal verb
I'll just have to trust to luck that it works out okay.
I hope I may trust to your discretion.
trust somebody with somethingphrasal verb
I wouldn't trust him with the keys.
I'd trust her with my life.