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key someone/thing into (or in with)

Definition of key someone/thing into or in with in English:

Cause someone or something to be in harmony with: to those who are keyed into his lunatic sense of humour, the arrival of any Bergman movie is a major comic event
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  • Beloved smells that key you into positive memories and experience can be all the difference you need.
  • Do it until a single word or image is enough to key you into that state of being - emulate Pavlov's dogs.
  • The issues that conference committees ask presenters to address can often key you into trends in the field.
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