key to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive] mainly American
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.

See also main entry: key