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confide in (one)

To share one's secrets with someone, usually a trusted person unlikely to divulge them. Of course you can confide in me—I'm your best friend! This issue is just so embarrassing that I can't possibly confide in anyone about it.
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confide in someone

to trust someone with one's secrets or personal matters. Sally always confided in her sister Ann. She didn't feel that she could confide in her mother.
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confide something in someone

 and confide something to someone
to tell a secret or private matter to someone, trusting that the person will not reveal the secret. I learned not to confide anything secret in Bob. Tom really needed to confide his inner fears to someone.
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Sharon confides in Jane meanwhile, a stressed-out Kim prepares a family dinner and Donna realises just how nervous Claudette is.
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Belle is caught trying to sabotage confides in Layla after he gets the his check-up Lisa's house sale, prompting Joanie to tell her to grow up - but it seems the teen has taken the advice a little too much to heart when she then starts a flirtation with Dr Bailey, who clearly has no idea how big the age gap is.
He confides in Diane, vowing not to let Val's illness ruin their marriage, and he hatches a new plan to woo her.
The morer she confides in him, the more r frightening and intense her visions become.
She confides in pal Victoria, but can she tell adoptive mum Val?
To the soldier's sister she confides that he was a deserter.
Epstein confides, using decidedly non- hush-hush tones.
When Ma gets very ill, she confides in June that Rhett is her real father, that she deceived Pa when they married and he believes that June is his daughter.
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After Nancy and Whit's bust up, Whitney confides in Mick and leans in for a kiss.