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pivot

noun [C]  /ˈpɪv·ət/ us  
a fixed point supporting something which turns or balances, or a person or thing on which something else depends: Boston was the pivot of his emotional and intellectual life.

pivot

verb [I/T]  /ˈpɪv·ət/ (-tt-) us  
to turn or twist: [T] She pivots her left foot. [I] He pivoted on his heels and headed out. [I] Future deals will pivot on easing commercial conflicts (= they will depend on this).
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