Definition of “pivot” - English Dictionary

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pivotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɪv·ət/

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.

pivotverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈpɪv·ət/ -tt-

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).

(Definition of “pivot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)