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pivot

piv·ot

pivot

 
pronunciation:
pI vt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part, such as a rod or pin, upon which another part rotates, swings, or oscillates.
similar words:
axle, bearing, center, fulcrum, hinge, hub, pintle, spindle, swivel
definition 2: the act or process, or an instance, of rotating, swinging, or oscillating on or as if on such a part.
a pivot of the hips
synonyms:
swing
similar words:
rotation, spin, turn, twirl, twist, wind
definition 3: someone or something that is central and essential.
He was the pivot in the negotiations.
similar words:
backbone, center, core, focus, heart, hub, key, mainstay
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pivoted, pivoting, pivots
definition: to rotate, swing, or oscillate on or as if on a pivot.
The door pivots on hinges.
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synonyms:
revolve, swivel, turn
similar words:
roll, rotate, spin, swing, twirl, wheel, whirl
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to supply with or connect to a pivot or pivots.
definition 2: to cause to rotate, swing, or oscillate on or as if on a pivot.
synonyms:
rotate, swivel
similar words:
revolve, spin, swing, turn, twirl, wheel