hinge upon

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Related to hinge upon: hinging on, Thames Crossing
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Verb1.hinge upon - be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
build on, build upon, repose on, rest on - be based on; of theories and claims, for example; "What's this new evidence based on?"
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I would not have to worm my way like a scared cat toward Hooja's village, nor did I relish doing so now; but Dian's life might hinge upon the success of my venture, and so I could not afford to take chances.
Future and current interests of our countries in the fields of security, economy and independence hinge upon the expansion of cooperation between the two countries, and there are various grounds for cooperation," Hashemi told the Azerbaijani minister.
Much will hinge upon Narendra Modi's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping along the sidelines of the SCO ( Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Summit meet in Tashkent next week.
Any deal would hinge upon securing regulatory approvals in the US and other jurisdictions, among other customary closing conditions.
Victory at the Mavericks could hinge upon how many minutes TN can muster from injured centre Vicky Burgess with the Hartlepool veteran struggling to overcome a back injury.
Our plans for utilizing nuclear power to meet our energy needs hinge upon full satisfaction about the safety of nuclear energy.
The exact number of stock to be repurchased as well as the timing hinge upon the availability and trading price of stock, the general market trends and the financial outcomes of Colonial Financial Services.
ENI -- Prospects for children and the world's poor hinge upon the success of the fight against poverty, a leader of the Church of Scotland has told British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a letter calling on him to show "real leadership" in the anti-poverty fight.
However, where USD/CAD goes on Friday may hinge upon a highly market-moving report on Friday.
A thought-provoking body of literature, offering tales that hinge upon heavily weighted choices and the uphill battle that is the human experience.
TODAY'S meetings at Beverley and Haydock will hinge upon 8am inspections while there are already doubts over two meetings on Saturday.
While owner Victoria Pakenham stressed Sir Percy may yet take his chance in one of those contests, she explained that his participation will hinge upon the going after the colt returned from Epsom slightly sore.