verb (used without object), hinged, hing·ing.
verb (used with object), hinged, hing·ing.
Origin of hinge
Examples from the Web for hinge
Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.
Race relations in Saint Louis could hinge on the outcome of this announcement.
The game is almost certain to hinge on how well Manning and his receivers fare against Sherman and company.
Much will hinge on what happens in 2014, in the coming crisis negotiations and then in the elections.
Whether the facts will be enough to avert disaster will hinge largely on whether Boehner can bring himself to accept them.Washington’s Other Car Crash: Obama vs. the Boehner Rule|Michael Tomasky|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Where justice turns upon the hinge of the oath, there is no redress for him who has scruples as to taking it.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Jacob Holyoake
Just then the wind caught the window, which was on a hinge, and slammed it noisily against the wall.Three Times and Out|Nellie L. McClung
One hand shielded her eyes; the other rested on the half-open gate, and swayed it softly to and fro upon its hinge.The Astonishing History of Troy Town|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
One hinge was torn loose and the other held only by a shred of metal.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
Hinge and hank, trowed—As ye ask (as I trow you do), so ye receive (I trow).An Outline of English Speech-craft|William Barnes
Word Origin for hinge
c.1300, "the axis of the earth;" late 14c. as "movable joint of a gate or door," not found in Old English, cognate with Middle Dutch henghe "hook, handle," Middle Low German henge "hinge," from Proto-Germanic *hanhan (transitive), *hangen (intransitive), from PIE *konk- "to hang" (see hang (v.)). The notion is the thing from which a door hangs.
c.1600, "to bend," from hinge (n.). Meaning "turn on, depend" is from 1719. Related: Hinged; hinging.