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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rely on mean? 

RELY ON (verb)
  The verb RELY ON has 1 sense:

1. be dependent on, as for support or maintenance

  Familiarity information: RELY ON used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RELY ON (verb)

Sense 1rely on [BACK TO TOP]


Be dependent on, as for support or maintenance

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


rely on; depend on

Context example:

elderly parents often depend on their adult children

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

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