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pivot

2 verb
     
pivot2
1 [intransitive and transitive] to turn or balance on a central point, or to make something do this
pivot on
The table-top pivots on two metal pins.
2 [intransitive] to turn quickly on your feet so that you face in the opposite direction:
Magee pivoted and threw the ball to first base.

pivot on/around something

phrasal verb
to depend on or be based on one important thing, event, or idea:
His argument will pivot on the growing cost of legal fees.

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