the central person or thing necessary for progress or successA large group of watercolours forms the pivot of the exhibition.
a central shaft around which something turnsThe pedal had sheared off at the pivot.
to turn on or provide with a pivotThe boat pivoted on its central axis.
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in the sense of axle
a shaft on which a wheel or pair of wheels revolvesThe engine, gearbox and black axle needed to be replaced.
in the sense of centre
the middle point or part of somethingA large wooden table dominates the centre of the room.
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pivot 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
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