hinge hinge  /ˈhɪndʒ/


  1. (n) a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
  2. (n) a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
  3. (v) attach with a hinge


  1. But the verdict held a twist: at first the case seemed to hinge on whether an Andersen employee ordered tons of Enron paperwork to be shredded before investigators arrived.
  2. Dowlings argument hinges on the churchs teaching on the sacredness of life: without condoms, people will continue to die unnecessarily, he argues.
  3. Roosevelt's years in the White House were one of those hinges upon which the whole of American history sometimes turns.


  1. Land battle hinges on timing of fraud claims

    A battle over the future of land containing Native American antiquities will hinge on whether a group should have raised a claim more than three years ago that the land may have been wrongly sold.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Spectrum

  2. Acer Aspire R7 Review

    The Acer machine you’re about to see is rather unique – it’s got what the group calls an “Ezel” hinge, made to expand the units abilities beyond that of the average notebook or desktop. Here we’re using Windows 8 in combination with Acer’s hardware to add another chapter to the unofficial List of Touchscreen Computer Read The Full Story
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SlashGear

  3. House passes NC budget; talks with Senate ahead

    The North Carolina House completed debate Thursday on its version of a state budget, setting the stage for negotiations with the Senate. The length of talks could hinge on how quickly Republicans can compromise ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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  1. "This is the proof of the strong will and resolve of the good citizens of this nation," al-Maliki said at the handover ceremony in Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad. "The reconstruction of Iraq does not hinge on security alone, but security...
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: NPR

  2. "Ten years in jail is too much to hinge on the will-o'-the-wisp of statutory meaning pursued by the majority," Roberts said.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: John Roberts Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "It's definitely a big year for me in terms of my future with football or whatever my future may be. The future will all hinge on this year," Hall said. "I've always said I don't want to be a player who gets a game on reputation or who is...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Barry Hall Source: The Age

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