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keen 1

American English: /kin/
British English: /kiːn/

adjective -er, -est

  • 1 (enthusiastic)
    que muestra mucho interés
    to be keen to + infinitivehe was keen to start work
    tenía muchas ganas de empezar a trabajar
    she wasn't keen to commit herself
    se mostró reacia a comprometerse
    no quería comprometerse
    they are very keen to hear from people with similar interests
    tendrían sumo interés en establecer contacto con personas que tengan intereses afines
    she's terribly keen that he should take part
    tiene mucho interés en que él participe
    to be keen on something/-ing (British English) I'm keen on travel/golf
    me encanta viajar/el golf
    he didn't seem too keen on the idea
    no parecía gustarle mucho la idea
    no parecía estar muy entusiasmado con la idea
    they're keen on joining the club
    tienen muchas ganas de hacerse socios del club
    to be keen on somebody (British English) she's very keen on him
    le gusta muchísimo
    I'm not too keen on their sister
    su hermana no me cae muy bien
    Example sentences
    • He was very keen and enthusiastic about learning.
    • He was an ardent fisherman, a keen gardener, and an active naturalist.
    • The areas round the house, where the borders are filled with herbaceous plants, were the territory of his wife, Elisabeth, an equally keen gardener, who died last year.
  • 2 2.1 (sharp)
    Example sentences
    • Seizing an opportunity, he slashed upwards with his knife, the keen edge of his blade taking grip on the dog's neck.
    • After many modifications, the end result is an extremely tough, durable and sturdy blade that retains a keen edge over many years.
    • I stared at the knife in my hand for a long time, turning it over and over in my hands, admiring the keen edge and the gleaming metal that made the blade.
    Example sentences
    • The day was blessed with bright sunshine, although a keen wind cut through Windsor's streets.
    • Gone was Friday's bright sunshine, replaced by cloud and a keen wind that made hardy souls of those camped out overnight outside Westminster Abbey or along The Mall.
    • The steering arm thrums under their hand, the deck heaves beneath their feet and the keen salt wind cuts like a knife through even a good sealskin cloak.
    2.2 (acute)
    muy fino
    muy bueno
    a keen sense of smell
    un agudo sentido del olfato
    she has a keen eye for business
    tiene mucha visión para los negocios
    tiene mucho ojo para los negocios [colloquial]
    we need somebody with a keen eye for detail
    necesitamos una persona observadora y detallista
    a keen understanding of the problem
    una comprensión cabal del problema
    keen observers of the political scene
    perspicaces observadores de la escena política
    Example sentences
    • With their poor eyesight and keen sense of smell, they can get dangerously close.
    • They have keen hearing and good senses of vision and smell.
    • The sense of smell is keen and the snout is used to probe when searching for food.
    Example sentences
    • Of course, it takes a keen military intellect to understand the strategic importance of blowing up empty buildings.
    • He had a gentle, kindly manner, twinkling eyes and quick smile, a keen sense of humour and a penetrating wit.
    • His sharp intellect, keen wit and urbane presence have been an asset of varying value to the Labour Party for almost 40 years.
    2.3 (intense, strong)
    muy reñido
    he has a keen appetite
    Example sentences
    • Among Earnhardt's many passions was a keen love of deer hunting, fishing, and recreational activities.
    • Cricket was my keen interest, my passion and my everlasting love.
    • The league is set to provide a lot of interest and keen competition among the enthusiasts.
    2.4 (competitive) (British English)
    Example sentences
    • Most well-run companies will have mainstream costs under control and will have professional buyers negotiating keen prices for all raw materials.
    • Prices are keen, starting at €19,500 for the 1.4 litre saloon and an extra €200 for the estate body.
    • Ex-company cars at two to three years old can represent very good value for money if bought at keen prices, as they will have been serviced regularly under a lease plan.
  • 3 (very good) (American English) [slang] [dated]
    chévere (Latin America exc Southern Cone)
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keen 2

intransitive verb

  • [dated]
    Example sentences
    • She could hear voices speaking in soothing tones, but Anna keened and wailed, and Kathleen tried not to imagine the scene on the other side of the door.
    • Act Three ends powerfully, with the village in flames, good Soviet citizens hanging by their necks, and keening women, including one who is given a ‘mad scene’ of sorts.
    • They cried, they keened, they wailed.
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