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Definition 1: the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pivot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot

(pivot is a kind of ...) the act of rotating as if on an axis

"the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"

Definition 2: axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pivot in the sense of this definition

(pivot is a kind of ...) the center around which something rotates

(... is a kind of pivot ) the pivot about which a lever turns

(... is a kind of pivot ) a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge

Definition 3: the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pivot in the sense of this definition

(pivot is a kind of ...) walks with regular or stately step

Definition 4: turn on a pivot - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for pivot in the sense of this definition

(pivot is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of pivot ) do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

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