hinge

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
hinge

Plural
hinges

A hinge
  1. (countable) A hinge is a small metal thing that holds a door to the wall and bends to let the door move.
    The door hinges made a squeaking noise as it opened.


Verb[change]

Plain form
hinge

Third-person singular
hinges

Past tense
hinged

Past participle
hinged

Present participle
hinging

  1. If something hinges on something, it depends on it.
    My decision hinges on the results of the survey.
  2. If you hinge something, it means you put a hinge on it.
    The lid of the jewelry box was hinged with leather strips.
    John hinged the jewelry box with leather strips.