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adjective British English pronunciation: eager /ˈiːɡə(r)/

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  1. very keen to do something or enthusiastic about something that will happen

    She looked at the eager faces waiting for her news.

    eager to do something:

    He's so eager to learn that he stays late every evening.

    eager for:

    The girls were bored and seemed eager for new experiences.

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eagerly

 British English pronunciation: eagerly  adverb

the most eagerly awaited film of the year

eagerness

 British English pronunciation: eagerness  noun [uncountable]

Sam fell over in his eagerness to reach the telephone.

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