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adjective American English pronunciation: keen /kin/ 
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adjectivekeen
comparativekeener
superlativekeenest

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  1. 3
    very strong

    a manager who takes a keen interest in his employees

  2. 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.

  3. 6
    [only before noun] mainly British very interested in an activity that you do often because you enjoy it

    a keen hiker/gardener/amateur astronomer

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