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ldoce_156_ahingehinge1 /hɪndʒ/ noun [countable]  hinge.jpg TBTDa piece of metal fastened to a door, lid etc that allows it to swing open and shut
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hingeThe gate seemed strong and solid, with four big hinges set into the stone.The punctured door was carried from its hinges and borne into the room.She had locked the screen, he knew, to keep the wind from catching it and tearing it off its hinges.Then unscrew all opening sash hinges of old windows.The right panel dangled from its upper hinge, swaying slightly, its rusted hinge producing a soft, musical squeak.
hingehinge2 verb  [transitive] to attach something using a hinge Grammar Hinge is usually passive.hinged a hinged lid hinge on/upon something→ See Verb table
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hingeWillis described the elements of the culture of the shop floor as being hinged around the execution of hard work.They think all relationships hinge in the middle.As promised, none of our recommendations hinge on huge capital investments.When I opened the frame I found, as I expected, that the drawing had been hinged with masking tape.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyhinge
he, she, ithinges
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhinged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hinged
he, she, ithas hinged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hinged
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hinge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hinged
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