Part of speech: verb

To furnish with a hinge; turn, as on a hinge; depend; hang.

Part of speech: noun

A device allowing one part to turn upon another.

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Usage examples "hinge":

  1. The authorities seem to know that the work opposes the dogma, on which all the thoughts and plans of the Curia now hinge, although Ketteler not long ago showed himself an adherent of the doctrine, and only assailed the opportuneness of defining it. - "Letters From Rome on the Council", Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger.
  2. And then, said Hinge, this come out, and this is what I want to tell you. - "In Direst Peril", David Christie Murray.
  3. He had made a ringing appeal to the public, and its support would hinge upon its confidence in him as a man of affairs. - "The Iron Trail", Rex Beach.