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      vb   intr  
1    foll by: on or upon   to put trust (in); rely (on); be sure (of)  
2    usually foll by: on or upon; often with it as subject   to be influenced or determined (by); be resultant (from)  
whether you come or not depends on what father says, it all depends on you     
3    foll by: on or upon   to rely (on) for income, support, etc.  
4    foll by: from  
Rare   to hang down; be suspended  
5    to be undecided or pending  
     (C15: from Old French dependre, from Latin dependere to hang from, from de- + pendere to hang)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    bank on, build upon, calculate on, confide in, count on, lean on, reckon on, rely upon, trust in, turn to  
2    be based on, be contingent on, be determined by, be subject to, be subordinate to, hang on, hinge on, rest on, revolve around  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
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