make+keen

  • 1Keen — (k[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Keener} (k[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Keenest}.] [OE. kene sharp, bold, AS. c[=e]ne bold; akin to D. koen, OHG. kuoni, G. k[ u]hn, OSw. kyn, k[ o]n, Icel. k[ae]nn, for k[oe]nn wise; perh. akin to E. ken, can to be able. [root]45 …

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  • 2keen — keen1 [kēn] adj. [ME kene < OE cene, wise, learned, akin to Ger kühn, bold < IE base * ĝen , to KNOW: the principal senses spring from the basic notion “capable”] 1. having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well [a keen knife, a keen… …

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  • 3keen — Ⅰ. keen [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) eager; enthusiastic. 2) (keen on) interested in or attracted by. 3) (of a blade) sharp. 4) mentally acute or quick. 5) Brit. (of prices) very low; competitive …

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  • 4Keen — Keen, v. t. To sharpen; to make cold. [R.] [1913 Webster] Cold winter keens the brightening flood. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5keen — [[t]ki͟ːn[/t]] ♦♦♦ keener, keenest, keens, keening, keened 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, ADJ on ing/n, ADJ that, ADJ to inf If you are keen on doing something, you very much want to do it. If you are keen that something should happen, you very much… …

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  • 6keen — I UK [kiːn] / US [kɪn] adjective Word forms keen : adjective keen comparative keener superlative keenest *** 1) a) wanting to do something, or wanting other people to do something be keen to do something: The government is keen to avoid further… …

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  • 7keen — 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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  • 8keen — 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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  • 9keen — adj. (esp. BrE) eager/enthusiastic VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely …

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  • 10keen — 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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  • 11KEEN-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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  • 12Keen Eddie — Infobox Television show name = Keen Eddie caption = format = Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery camera = picture format = audio format = runtime = 60 min creator = J.H. Wyman developer = executive producer = starring = Mark Valley, Sienna Miller,&#8230; …

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  • 13keen — 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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  • 14keen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. piercing, stinging, nippy; sharp, edged, cutting, razorlike; eager, enthusiastic, ardent; acute, clever, shrewd, quick. See desire, sharpness, feeling, intelligence, cold. keen on II (Roget s IV)&#8230; …

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  • 15keen — keen1 adjective 1》 chiefly Brit. eager; enthusiastic.     ↘(keen on) interested in or attracted by. 2》 (of the edge or point of a blade) sharp.     ↘(of a sense or mental faculty) acute or quick.     ↘(of the air or wind) cold and biting. 3》 (of&#8230; …

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  • 16make up for lost time — 1) to spend a lot of time doing something because you did not have the chance to do it before After 30 years apart the sisters were keen to make up for lost time. 2) to do something more quickly or more often because something prevented you from&#8230; …

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  • 17make sit up — {v. phr.} To shock to attention; surprise; create keen interest. * /Her sudden appearance at the party and her amazingly low cut dress made us all sit up./ …

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  • 18make sit up — {v. phr.} To shock to attention; surprise; create keen interest. * /Her sudden appearance at the party and her amazingly low cut dress made us all sit up./ …

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  • 19make\ sit\ up — v. phr. To shock to attention; surprise; create keen interest. Her sudden appearance at the party and her amazingly low cut dress made us all sit up …

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  • 20Commander Keen — 5 title screen Developer(s) id Software (DOS) David A. Palmer Productions (GBC …

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