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noun as in pivot, turning point

verb as in be contingent on

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Example Sentences

India’s mass immunisation plan for Covid-19 hinges on some of the lowest-paid workers in its healthcare system.

From Quartz

Irrespective of the type of business you run, the future growth of your business hinges on one thing – your customer acquisition strategy.

As an example, he contrasted a door hinge and a hinge of another sort—the ear of a house pet.

From Fortune

The health of our local economy hinges on the health of San Diegans.

The legality of this sale hinges on whether the home was purchased at fair market value.

Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.

Race relations in Saint Louis could hinge on the outcome of this announcement.

The game is almost certain to hinge on how well Manning and his receivers fare against Sherman and company.

The jokes hinge on stereotypes: black people like curvy women and know how to get down on a dance floor.

Much will hinge on what happens in 2014, in the coming crisis negotiations and then in the elections.

Never did events of the utmost magnitude hinge on incidents so trivial to the community at large.

Laidlaw threw his heavy bulk against the door, burst lock and hinge, and sent it flat on the garret floor.

The mast is on a hinge, so that it can turn down backward, and lie along flat on the deck of the boat.

And that told me a good many things, as it was the hand that had rested against the upper hinge of the door.

A hinge was made from heavy elastic bands to allow for two dozen cards in the frame at one time.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hinge, such as: articulation, axis, butt, elbow, hook, and joint.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.