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.Country: USASector: Machinery/EngineeringTarget: Goodrich Pump & Engine Control SystemsBuyer: TransDigm Group IncVendor: Goodrich Corp , United Technologies CorpDeal size in USD: 236mType: DivestmentStatus: Terminated
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.
They maintained that agriculture sector was the backbone of the economy and it needed governments attention for improvement and that the government should carry out reforms in the sector so as to ameliorate the lot of people whose lives hinge upon it.