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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hinge upon mean? 

  The verb HINGE UPON has 1 sense:

1. be contingent on

  Familiarity information: HINGE UPON used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1hinge upon [BACK TO TOP]


Be contingent on

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


depend on; depend upon; devolve on; hinge on; hinge upon; turn on; ride

Context examples:

The outcomes rides on the results of the election / Your grade will depends on your homework

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hinge upon"):

build on; build upon; repose on; rest on (be based on; of theories and claims, for example)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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