US: /ˈpɪvət/
UK: /pˈɪvət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

pivot /'pivət/
  • danh từ
    • trụ, ngõng, chốt
    • (quân sự) chiến sĩ đứng làm chốt (khi một đội quân xoay hướng đi)
    • (nghĩa bóng) điểm then chốt, điểm mấu chốt
    • ngoại động từ
      • đặt lên trụ, đặt lên ngõng, đặt lên chốt
      • đóng vào trụ, đóng ngõng vào, đóng chốt vào
      • nội động từ
        • xoay quanh trụ, xoay quanh ngõng, xoay quanh chốt
        • (nghĩa bóng) (+ upon) xoay quanh

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb
      + noun
      1 the central point, pin or column on which sth turns or balances
      2 the central or most important person or thing: West Africa was the pivot of the cocoa trade. + The pivot on which the old system turned had disappeared.
      + verb [usually +adv./prep.] to turn or balance on a central point (= a pivot); to make sth do this: [V] Windows that pivot from a central point are easy to clean. + She pivoted around and walked out. [also VN]
      Phrasal Verbs: pivot on / around sth (of an argument, a theory, etc.) to depend completely on sth

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 pintle, gudgeon, hinge, swivel, pin, kingpin, spindle, fulcrum:
      Use this stone as a pivot for the lever to lift the rock.
      2 centre, heart, focal point, hub, nave, crux:
      The finance minister regards the interest rate as the pivot on which the economy turns.
      3 rotate, revolve, turn, spin, twirl, whirl, swivel:
      The flywheel pivots on a bearing that requires constant lubrication.
      4 hinge, depend, hang, be contingent, revolve around, rely:
      The whole deal pivots on the cooperation of the banks.

      Concise English dictionary

      +the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
      +axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
      +the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
      +turn on a pivot