English version

pivot on/around something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpivot on/around something phrasal verbDEPEND/IT DEPENDSto depend on or be based on one important thing, event, or idea His argument will pivot on the growing cost of legal fees. pivot→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pivot on/around She pivoted on her hands so that she was facing the other direction.And our outlook on life from now until we join the feathered choir pivots on the answer.I stared up into the tree, watching the white bottoms of his sneakers pivot on the branch he stood on.Since 1973, Coutts' support of Virgin had been pivoted on the cashflow generated by Tubular Bells.The entire body of the dinosaur would have been pivoted around the hip girdle.Health is the pivot around which an absolute concept of poverty revolves.Nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them became the pivot around which much of the Cold War revolved.Their false show, like that of Iago, is the pivot on which the whole action turns.
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Verb table
pivot
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypivot
he, she, itpivots
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypivoted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pivoted
he, she, ithas pivoted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pivoted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pivot
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pivoted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pivoting
he, she, itis pivoting
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you, we, theyare pivoting
Past
I, he, she, itwas pivoting
you, we, theywere pivoting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pivoting
he, she, ithas been pivoting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pivoting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pivoting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pivoting
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