The word trust is the noun form of the verb rely, which means dependence. Your dependence on the Internet for your information will be your loss if the power is ever cut off. A person`s dependence on something is their dependence on it. The confidence of a pantomime in silence is the key to his performance: when he speaks, he is ruined. Your addiction to the kindness of strangers makes sense when you consider that you will never run out of strangers you can count on. Too bad you can`t just rely on the people you know. Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press! Find out which words work together and create more natural English with the Oxford Collocations Dictionary app. Find the answers online with Practical English Usage, your indispensable guide to problems in English… .