count on something


count on something
ˈcount on sb/sth derived
to trust sb to do sth or to be sure that sth will happen

‘I'm sure he'll help.’ ‘

Don't count on it

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\count on something sb/sth to do sth

I'm counting on you to help me.

\count on something doing sth

Few people can count on having a job for life.

\count on something sb/sth doing sth

We can't count on this warm weather lasting.

Main entry:countderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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