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hinge

 
pronunciation:
hInj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a device on a door, window, or lid made of two pieces connected so that one piece can open, close, or swing upon the other.
 
similar words:
joint, pivot
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hinges, hinging, hinged
definition 1: to depend (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
Our success hinges upon our hard work.
synonyms:
depend
similar words:
pivot, rest
definition 2: to supply or join with a hinge.
He hinged the door to the door frame.
similar words:
articulate, pivot
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derivation: hingelike (adj.)
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