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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A joint on which a door or lid swings open and shut. Also: To depend on in an important way.

Usage examples (37)
  • What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
  • His absence is the hinge of our plan
  • I am a member of what I call the hinge generation.
  • "Of course, the hinge is the term 'athletic event,'" says David. for more
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