pivot ( pivots plural & 3rd person present) ( pivoting present participle) ( pivoted past tense & past participle )
1 n-count The pivot in a situation is the most important thing which everything else is based on or arranged around.
usu the N in sing, oft the N of n
Forming the pivot of the exhibition is a large group of watercolours.
2 verb If something pivots, it balances or turns on a central point.
The boat pivoted on its central axis and pointed straight at the harbour entrance... V prep/adv
She pivots gracefully on the stage... V prep/adv
He pivoted his whole body through ninety degrees. V n prep
3 n-count A pivot is the pin or the central point on which something balances or turns.
The pedal had sheared off at the pivot.
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