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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive] mainly American
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theykey to
he/she/itkeys to
present participlekeying to
past tensekeyed to
past participlekeyed to
  1. key something to something to change something so that it is suitable for a particular purpose

    He said the peace process should not be keyed to disarmament.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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