pivot on/around

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pivot on/around

:to be based on (something)
  • Our vacation plans will pivot around how much money we can save.
  • The book's plot pivots on the main character's need for revenge.

Word by Word Definitions

pivot play
  1. : a shaft or pin on which something turns

  2. : a person, thing, or factor having a major or central role, function, or effect

  3. : a key player or position

  1. : turning on or as if on a pivot

  2. : pivotal

  1. : to turn on or as if on a pivot

  2. : to provide with, mount on, or attach by a pivot

  3. : to cause to pivot

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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