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adjective keen pronunciation in American English /kin/
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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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… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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