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pivot

US [ˈpɪvət]
UK ['pɪvət]
  • n.支点;枢轴;中心;中心点
  • v.(使)在枢轴上旋转(或转动)
  • Web枢纽;轴心点;转轴
Plural Form:pivots  Present Participle:pivoting  Past Tense:pivoted  
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n.
1.
支点;枢轴;中心点the central point, pin or column on which sth turns or balances
2.
最重要的人(或事物);中心;核心the central or most important person or thing
West Africa was the pivot of the cocoa trade.
西非曾是可可豆贸易的中心。
The pivot on which the old system turned had disappeared.
维系旧制度的支柱已经消失了。
v.
1.
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~ (sth) (+ adv./prep.)
(使)在枢轴上旋转(或转动)to turn or balance on a central point(= a pivot ) ; to make sth do this
Windows that pivot from a central point are easy to clean.
沿中轴转动的窗子容易擦洗。
She pivoted around and walked out.
她一转身走了出去。

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