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pivotnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪv.ət/
a fixed point supporting something that turns or balances the central or most important person or thing in a situation: The former guerrilla leader has become the pivot on which the country's emerging political stability turns/revolves (= it depends on him).

pivotverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈpɪv.ət/ (-tt-)
to turn or twist: She pivots her left foot. He pivoted on his heels and headed out. Future deals will pivot on (= depend on) easing commercial conflicts.
Translations of “pivot”
in Vietnamese trục đứng…
in Spanish eje…
in Thai เดือย…
in Malaysian pangsi…
in French pivot…
in German der Drehpunkt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樞軸, 支點, 關鍵人物…
in Indonesian pusat…
in Russian точка опоры, ось, основа…
in Turkish mil, eksen, en önemli öge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 枢轴, 支点, 关键人物…
in Polish oś, kluczowy element…
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