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   That evening, Dudley paraded around the living room for the family in his brand-new uniform. Smeltings' boys wore maroon tailcoats, orange knickerbockers, and flat straw hats called boaters. They also carried knobbly sticks, used for hitting each other while the teachers weren't looking. This was supposed to be good training for later life.
   As he looked at Dudley in his new knickerbockers, Uncle Vernon said gruffly that it was the proudest moment of his life. Aunt Petunia burst into tears and said she couldn't believe it was her Ickle Dudleykins, he looked so handsome and grown-up. Harry didn't trust himself to speak. He thought two of his ribs might already have cracked from trying not to laugh.

(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

Does trust mean “to commit or consign with trust or confidence" (dictionary.reference.com, trust.19)?

merged by WendiKidd Sep 12 '13 at 13:20

This question was merged with What does “didn't trust himself to speak” mean? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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