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adjective     keen pronunciation in American English
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  1. 2
    mainly literary a keen wind is cold and strong
  2. 3
    very strong

    a manager who takes a keen interest in his employees

  3. 5
    mainly British wanting to do something, or wanting other people to do something

    We are keen to encourage more local employers to work with us.

    1. a.
      mainly British wanting to do something well

      The students in this class are all very keen.

  4. 6
    [only before noun] mainly British very interested in an activity that you do often because you enjoy it

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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