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  • 21keen´ly — keen1 «keen», adjective. 1. so shaped as to cut well: »a keen blade. 2. sharp; cutting; piercing; intense: »a keen wind, keen hunger, keen pain, Figurative. keen wit. SYNO …

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  • 22keen — keen1 [ kin ] adjective * ▸ 1 about sense/ability ▸ 2 wind: cold and strong ▸ 3 very strong ▸ 4 blade: very sharp ▸ 5 wanting (someone) to do something ▸ 6 very interested in 1. ) keen sight, hearing, etc. makes you very good at seeing things,… …

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  • 23keen — adjective 1) his publishers were keen to capitalize on his success Syn: eager, anxious, intent, impatient, determined, ambitious, champing at the bit; informal raring, itching, dying See note at eager Ant …

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  • 24keen — 1 /ki:n/ adjective 1 INTERESTED/EAGER especially BrE someone who is keen is very interested in something or is eager to do it: a keen photographer (+ on): Daniel s very keen on tennis. | keen to do something: She s out of hospital and keen to get …

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  • 25keen — keen1 keenly, adv. keenness, n. /keen/, adj., keener, keenest. 1. finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor. 2. sharp, piercing, or biting: a keen wind; keen satire …

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  • 26keen — adj. (esp. BrE) eager/enthusiastic VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely …

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  • 27keen — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English kene brave, sharp, from Old English cēne brave; akin to Old High German kuoni brave Date: 13th century 1. a. having a fine edge or point ; sharp b. affecting one as if by cutting < keen sarcasm > c …

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  • 28KEEN-LP — Infobox Broadcast call letters = KEEN LP a Class A station station station slogan = A Refreshing Stop on Life s Highway station branding = KEEN 17 analog = 17 (UHF) digital = other chs = affiliations = TLN founded = August 21, 1990 location = Las …

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  • 29keen — 01. Dakota isn t very [keen] to go to the party because there won t be many people she knows there. 02. Livia is a very [keen] student who asks lots of questions, and always puts in a great deal of effort on all her assignments. 03. Jasper has a&#8230; …

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  • 30keen — I [[t]kin[/t]] adj. er, est 1) finely sharpened; so shaped as to cut or pierce readily: a keen razor[/ex] 2) sharp, piercing, or biting: a keen wind[/ex] 3) acutely or finely perceptive; extremely sensitive, responsive, or alert: keen ears; a&#8230; …

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  • 31keen — adj. very interested (esp. BE) 1) keen on (she s keen on music; he s keen on her) eager (BE) 2) keen to + inf. (she is keen to pass the examination) * * * [kiːn] [ eager ] (BE) keen to + inf. (she is keen to pass the examination) [ very&#8230; …

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  • 32keen*/*/ — [kiːn] adj 1) wanting to do something or wanting other people to do something The government is keen to avoid further conflict with the unions.[/ex] The captain wasn t keen on having him in the team.[/ex] I was quite keen on the idea of going to&#8230; …

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  • 33keen — I. /kin / (say keen) adjective 1. sharp, or so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen blade. 2. sharp, piercing, or biting: a keen wind; keen satire. 3. characterised by strength and distinctness of perception, as the ear or&#8230; …

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  • 34KeeN — Infobox musical artist Name = KeeN Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Sulmona, Italy Instrument = Genre = Industrial metal Electronic music Occupation = Years active = 2003 – present URL = [http://www.keen&#8230; …

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  • 35keen — cruis·keen; keen·er; keen·ly; keen·ness; nan·keen; sa·keen; keen; …

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  • 36keen — adjective 1) his publishers were keen to capitalize on his success Syn: eager, anxious, intent, impatient, determined; informal raring, itching, dying 2) a keen birdwatcher Syn: enthusiastic, avid, eager …

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  • 37keen — 1. adjective /kiːn/ a) showing a quick and ardent willingness or responsiveness, enthusiastic, eager; interested, intense. Of full keen will. Piers Plowman. b) …

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  • 38keen — /ki:n/ adjective 1. eager or active ♦ keen competition strong competition ● We are facing some keen competition from European manufacturers. ♦ keen demand wide demand ● There is a keen demand for home computers. 2. ♦ keen prices prices which are&#8230; …

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  • 39keen — /ki:n/ adjective 1. eager or active ♦ keen competition strong competition ● We are facing some keen competition from European manufacturers. ♦ keen demand wide demand ● There is a keen demand for home computers. 2. ♦ keen prices prices which are&#8230; …

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  • 40Keen — This interesting surname may derive from a number of possible origins. Firstly, the name may be of Anglo Saxon origin, as a nickname for a brave or proud person, from the Olde English pre 7th Century cene , Middle English kene , fierce, brave,&#8230; …

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