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depend (‘rest or hang “upon”’, and ‘rely “upon”’ are the commonest senses)
1. to lean Cym. II. iv. 91 “Cupids . . . D-ing on their brands.”
2. to be in a position of dependence Meas. III. ii. 28, Troil. III. i. 4, Lr. I. iv. 273.
3. to impend, be imminent Troil. II. iii. 21 “the curse d-ing” (Ff “dependant) on those,” Rom. III. i. 125, Lucr. 1615.
4. to remain in suspense Cym. IV. iii. 23.
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