from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Affixed by a hinge, as a door.
- adj. Extremely high on drugs.
- adj. Affixed with a stamp hinge
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of hinge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnished with hinges.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Bank officials declined to comment on whether Mr. Fischer's acceptance of the new term hinged on the passage of the legislation.
The prospects of prevailing upon the Sublime Porte to come to terms hinged upon what those terms were to be, and Constantinople seemed likely to prove a stumbling-block to an understanding.
These days he is rarely seen at the bowling crease, and was asked if a Test recall hinged on tightening his batting technique or bowling more to become the batting all-rounder so sought by the selectors.
Barack Obama promised transparency and accountability in the $787 billion stimulus package, the idea hinged largely on providing full disclosure on who would be spending which portions of the government's money.
And here's some guy on some kind of hinged freak bike:
Upon further reflection, I realized that he was probably never "hinged" in the first place.
"The game kind of hinged on us having some chances at 1-0 and not really taking them but the second goal kind of killed the game," San Jose manager Frank Yallop said.
Then a single 'hinged' ring binds these eight lists PLUS my store's 'membership / discount' card AND my debit card into one neat little stack.
It hinged on our side being prepared to shut Allen down immediately when he asked to be recognized, and on the presiding officer recognizing us before Allen got control of the floor.
It all hinged on a favorable ruling from Hathaway.